Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin Judicial Review Trial to begin tomorrow

first_img Share 78 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin Judicial Review Trial to begin tomorrow by: – September 15, 2011 Tiyani Behanzin addressing a Youth Symposium in July. (file photo)Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin is expected to appear in Court tomorrow when a Judicial Review Trial to determine whether he should have been called to the Dominica Bar Association as was promised to him begins before Justice Brian Cottle.Mr Behanzin whose contract was not renewed earlier this year has taken court action against former Attorney General (AG) Mrs Francine Baron-Royer for not following through on an alleged promise to admit him to the bar. The trial which was first scheduled to be heard on June 9th, 2011 was adjourned to September 16th to allow attorneys representing Mrs Royer more time to file affidavits in response to Behanzin’s claims.Behanzin was appointed Magistrate by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) based in St. Lucia and was granted a two-year contract by the Dominica government, but his employment was terminated in March 2011 after his contract was not renewed.Without being admitted to the bar, Behanzin will not be eligible to practice law in Dominica, and can only do so if granted an exemption from the government. In that regard, he is seeking this waiver based on experience, qualifications and the legitimate expectation from the alleged promise. At Friday’s trial which is expected to last one day, each side will have the opportunity to present three witnesses for cross examination.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img


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