Set standards, Keep them: Justice Gates
Chief Justice Anthony Gates yesterday told the five legal practitioners admitted to the High Court in Suva to set their standards and keep them. “You must set your standards and keep it,” Chief Justice Gates said. “I hope that you will demonstrate to the community that you are a lawyer who is very concerned to do the right thing.” Chief Justice Anthony Gates led proceedings as he admitted the new legal practitioners to the bar at the High Court in Suva. Those admitted to the bar were Manisha Manika Nadan, Tracey Ching Ling Wong, Peter Francis Seares, Sanjana Devi Chand and Nikheel Narren Nambiar.
Chief Justice Gates also reminded the newly admitted lawyers that no one was above the law.
Chief Justice Gates also urged them to assist the less fortunate in their communities whenever they could. “One of the valuable things in life is that when you are in a job where you can do something to help people because by helping people, you get the most reward,” he said. The event was attended by Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, SolicitorGeneral Sharvada Sharma, senior lawyers and family and friends.
Back, from left: Nikheel Narren Nambiar, Sanjana Devi Chand, Tracey Wong, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, Peter Francis Seares, Manisha Manika Nandan, with Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum and senior lawyers.