Shortage of solicitors in Malaita questioned

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

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THE ministry of justice and legal affairs and the public solicitors office are being questioned why there is a shortage of solicitors in Malaita province.

A person, who requests anonymity, said currently Malaita is being serviced by only one solicitor, who has an imaginably huge task of covering the cases in the province.

The person adds that because of this limited number of solicitors, people are finding it difficult to get legal advice.

“The legal system in Malaita province is affected. Many legal cases are also observed to be adjourned.”

He said the matter needs to be addressed immediately by the responsible authorities.

On the same note he mentions that since there is no private law firm in the province, it makes the matter worse.

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