CIRCULAR - PRACTICE DIRECTIVE 1-05

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Date: 
16 January 2013

HIGH COURT CIRCULAR NOTICE NO. 1 OF 2013

 

REGISTRAR’S CHAMBERS

P.O. BOX 90

MASERU – 100

 

16th January, 2013

JUD/CIR/1

 

TO:   The Hon. Attorney General

          The Director of Public Prosecutions

          The Director General – DCEO

          Commissioner of Correctional Service

          President of the Labour Court

          Chief Magistrates

          Commissioner of Police

          Commissioner of Correctional Service

          Senior Judicial Commissioner

          Dean of Faculty of Law

          Senior Resident Magistrates

          Resident Magistrates

          Magistrates

          Crown Counsel

President of the Law Society

All members of the Legal Fraternity

                                                                                                         

 

It has come to the attention of the Honourable Chief Justice that despite the issuance of Practice Directive no. 1 of 2005 on postponements of cases, some Judicial Officers continue to grant postponements of cases without compelling cause to the detriment of the crown and to the accused and to the litigants themselves in civil matters.

 

The Honourable Chief Justice in direct response to the concerns indicated above felt the need to resuscitate and re-issue Practice Directive No.1 of 2012 in which the strict observance of the general guidelines as tabulated in the Directive is required.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. MOKEKE (MR.)

REGISTRAR OF THE HIGH COURT

& COURT OF APPEAL (a.i)