Barry Roux, other top advocates missing from lawyers’ roll

2014-08-13 09:03

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Many prominent advocates do not appear on the justice department’s lawyers’ roll.

A search by the Afrikaans daily newspaper Beeld revealed that the names of lawyers, such as Nelson Mandela’s former counsel Jeremy Gauntlett SC; Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux SC; Johann Engelbrecht SC, who has represented Adriaan Vlok and “Advocate Barbie” Cezanne Visser; and lead prosecutor in the Boeremag trial Paul Fick SC did not appear on the roll of appointed advocates, Beeld reported today.

Beeld said the justice department had apparently been battling for the past 19 years to get all the lawyers’ names reflected accurately on the roll.

This was because it was destroyed in 1996 when the department’s IT system crashed.

Before the electronic roll, the names were kept in a book but the book had also disappeared.

Lawyers had been asked to send their names and admission certificates to the department but this process had not been completed.

Justice department spokesperson advocate Mthunzi Mhaga – whose name was not on the roll either – told Beeld the department was auditing the roll.

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