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    CASE NO.: A 298/2010

    IN THE HIGH COURT OF NAMIBIA

    In the Ex-parte application of

    ILANA AGNES ORREN APPLICANT

    CORAM: Botes, AJ.

    HEARD ON: 26 November 2010

    DELIVERED ON: 3 December 2010

    JUDGMENT

    BOTES, AJ.:

    [1] The applicant in this application seeks her admission as a legal practitioner of

    this Court. The application is not formally opposed, but the Director of the Law

    Society of Namibia, having been so directed by the Council of the Law Society of

    Namibia, filed an affidavit in which she attested to certain facts surrounding an

    incident which resulted therein that applicant was convicted of a contravention of the

    Arms and Ammunition Act, Act No. 7 of 1996, and more specifically the offence of

    the unlawful possession of a firearm.

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    either to institute an inquiry into the conduct of the applicant or to consider

    proceedings for the cancellation of his articles or to oppose this application, it is not

    for the court to take the matter any further. In my opinion the court must be guided

    by the view of the Law Society.

    [8] In this matter the Law Society has decided to take the matter further and to lay a

    complaint with the disciplinary committee of the Law Society. This inquiry is still

    pending and has not been finalised yet. The applicant however is also entitled to get

    closure on this chapter in her life as soon as possible and to know whether she will

    be allowed to fulfil her dream and to practice as a legal practitioner of this court.

    [9] In all the circumstances and for the reasons referred to hereinbefore, I am of the

    opinion that it is in the best interest of all parties if the following order is made:

    1. The application for admission is postponed to the 1st April 2011.

    2. The disciplinary committee of the Law Society of Namibia is directed to finalise

    the disciplinary proceedings, if any, in respect of the complaint laid by the Law

    Society against the applicant on or before the 19 th of March 2011 and to

    immediately thereafter forward to the registrar of this Court a copy of the record

    of the disciplinary proceedings so held, as well as the sanction imposed on

    applicant, if any.

    3. The order of this Court is to be served on the Secretary of the Disciplinary

    Committee of the Law Society of Namibia, as well as the Director of the Law

    Society of Namibia by the deputy sheriff for the district of Windhoek.

    _______________

    BOTES, AJ

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    APPEARANCE FOR THE PARTIES:

    COUNSEL ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT MR G H Oosthuizen

    INSTRUCTED BY: Sauls Metcalfe Legal Practitioners