The Namibian Bar constitutes a pool of expertise and specialisation, available to the public and the government, as those advocates, who are members of the Society of Advocates of Namibia, are legal practitioners, who have expertise in trial, motion, appellate, arbitration, advice and opinion work, in all matters involving Namibian and Southern African law.
The Bar identifies itself fully with and is committed to the values and ideals embodied in the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia. As a body of independent practitioners who act on a referral basis, the Bar is committed to providing specialised legal representation at fair fees to all persons who require those services. By providing this representation, as well as assisting with the protection of human rights and supporting access to justice for indigent persons as well as alternative dispute resolution, the Bar strives to serve all the people of Namibia.more about us
THE ROLE OF ADVOCATES IN THE NAMIBIAN LEGAL SYSTEM
The legal system affects everyone, be it in drawing up a will, buying a house, getting divorced or having to appear in a court of law. The legal profession is especially trained to assist all members of society in this regard.
Up to 1995 the legal profession in Namibia used to be divided into advocates (barristers), and attorneys (solicitors). No dual practice was permitted. Since the promulgation of the Legal Practitioner's Act, Act no. 15 of 1995, the previous division of the legal profession into advocates and attorneys was removed. Read More
The Deputy Judge-President of the High Court, Mr Justice Angula, handed down a recent judgment interdicting the implementation of various rulings of the Valuation Court relating to the payment of land tax.Read More
The Society of Advocates of Namibia ("the Society") has noted certain public criticisms of judgments and judges of the High Court of Namibia ("the Court"). This is an unfortunate trend, moreover where such criticism is neither accurate nor fairRead More
Last month the Namibian Supreme Court, in the De Wilde case, in interpreting Article 4 of the Namibian Constitution, ruled that a child born in Namibia to non-Namibian citizens would be a Namibian citizen by birth where the child’s father or mother was ordinarily .Read More