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<ul><li><p>8/8/2019 Ex Parte Ilana Orren</p><p> 1/4</p><p>Page 1</p><p>CASE NO.: A 298/2010</p><p>IN THE HIGH COURT OF NAMIBIA</p><p>In the Ex-parte application of</p><p>ILANA AGNES ORREN APPLICANT</p><p>CORAM: Botes, AJ.</p><p>HEARD ON: 26 November 2010</p><p>DELIVERED ON: 3 December 2010</p><p>JUDGMENT</p><p>BOTES, AJ.:</p><p>[1] The applicant in this application seeks her admission as a legal practitioner of</p><p>this Court. The application is not formally opposed, but the Director of the Law</p><p>Society of Namibia, having been so directed by the Council of the Law Society of</p><p>Namibia, filed an affidavit in which she attested to certain facts surrounding an</p><p>incident which resulted therein that applicant was convicted of a contravention of the</p><p>Arms and Ammunition Act, Act No. 7 of 1996, and more specifically the offence of</p><p>the unlawful possession of a firearm.</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Ex Parte Ilana Orren</p><p> 2/4</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Ex Parte Ilana Orren</p><p> 3/4</p><p>Page 3</p><p>either to institute an inquiry into the conduct of the applicant or to consider</p><p>proceedings for the cancellation of his articles or to oppose this application, it is not</p><p>for the court to take the matter any further. In my opinion the court must be guided</p><p>by the view of the Law Society.</p><p>[8] In this matter the Law Society has decided to take the matter further and to lay a</p><p>complaint with the disciplinary committee of the Law Society. This inquiry is still</p><p>pending and has not been finalised yet. The applicant however is also entitled to get</p><p>closure on this chapter in her life as soon as possible and to know whether she will</p><p>be allowed to fulfil her dream and to practice as a legal practitioner of this court.</p><p>[9] In all the circumstances and for the reasons referred to hereinbefore, I am of the</p><p>opinion that it is in the best interest of all parties if the following order is made:</p><p>1. The application for admission is postponed to the 1st April 2011.</p><p>2. The disciplinary committee of the Law Society of Namibia is directed to finalise</p><p>the disciplinary proceedings, if any, in respect of the complaint laid by the Law</p><p>Society against the applicant on or before the 19 th of March 2011 and to</p><p>immediately thereafter forward to the registrar of this Court a copy of the record</p><p>of the disciplinary proceedings so held, as well as the sanction imposed on</p><p>applicant, if any.</p><p>3. The order of this Court is to be served on the Secretary of the Disciplinary</p><p>Committee of the Law Society of Namibia, as well as the Director of the Law</p><p>Society of Namibia by the deputy sheriff for the district of Windhoek.</p><p>_______________</p><p>BOTES, AJ</p></li><li><p>8/8/2019 Ex Parte Ilana Orren</p><p> 4/4</p><p>Page 4</p><p>APPEARANCE FOR THE PARTIES:</p><p>COUNSEL ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT MR G H Oosthuizen</p><p>INSTRUCTED BY: Sauls Metcalfe Legal Practitioners</p></li></ul>