Parks Tafa Returns To Law Practice

Parks Tafa
Parks Tafa

The Lobatse High Court has reviewed and set aside the decision of the Law Society of Botswana (LSB) to bar Collins Newman & Company from practice.

Justice Reuben Lekorwe on Friday ruled that Collins Newman & Co and its managing partner Parks Tafa are not guilty of any malpractice.  He stated that Tafa maintained a passionate legal career built on an exceptional legal institution and empire in the form of Collins Newman & Co.

LSB complaint was that there was deficiencies or discordances, which came out on Collins Newman & Co auditors report.  According to executive secretary of LSB, Tebogo Moipolai, Collins Newan & Co had not met the requirements of S.30 of the Legal Practitioners Act (LPA), amongst others to qualify to be issued with practicing certificates. “The decision of the third respondent (the secretary of the Fidelity Guarantee Fund) refusing to issue the first applicant (Tafa) with fidelity fund certificate is hereby reviewed and set aside.

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