Lawyer Christopher Chiphwanya banned from practicing law in Malawi

Christopher Chiphwanya

The High Court in Blantyre has banned lawyer Christopher Chiphwanya from practicing law in the country for closing his law firm without following procedures.

Christopher Chiphwanya
Christopher Chiphwanya banned!

According to a notice from the High Court’s Principal Registry, it was brought to the attention of the court that Chiphwanya closed his legal firm called Denning Chambers without making necessary arrangements for the affairs of  his clients.

The conduct is said to be a contravention of Section 21(1) (i) of the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act in that it tends to bring the profession of the law into disrepute.

Making the ruling on the matter was Judge Michael Tembo who said the conduct by Chiphwanya is one of the most heinous offences under Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act since it goes against the very existence of the legal profession.

The court therefore ordered that the president of the Malawi Law Society should take over all the documents which were in the abandoned firm of Denning Chambers, as per indicated in the Legal Education and Legal Practitioners Act so that clients affected should be helped.

Tembo also asked members of the general public affected by the conduct of Chiphwanya to bring their matters to the attention of the president of the Malawi Law Society for assistance.



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    1. ku High Court tidapita ndicholinga choti andilipire ndipo ndikukhulupilira kuti judgement inatuluka chifukwa ndidamufunsa Lawyer winawake amene anali konko adavomera koma kudali kovuta kuti andiuze zonse monga mudziwa anali bwana wake,,,,, inayo idali hearing chabe ndi a Company kuti andilipirenso ndiye sanabwerenso for hearing so next step inali yoti nkhaniyo ipite ku Court sinanga anakanika kubwera ku mediation!!!

    2. okay!normally chomwe chimachitika on issues like that is this before judgement a court amapereka mpati oti mutha kukambila between the 2 parties like company itha kukulipira on agreements, so i may guess something really went wrong somewhere…so don’t wait try to gather anything with reference to your issue and on Monday visit MLS and try to remember everything and explain to them. I think those guys can help you…

  2. Eish this is serious! Our justice system is ticking, the main problems are with the other prosecuting arms of govt such as ACB, when the issue reaches the courts one is assured of true justice.

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