Law runs in the family

2014-05-03 00:00

WELL-KNOWN lawyer Naren Sangham is making law a family affair.

Yesterday, Sangham was on hand to see elder son Sudhir (31) admitted as an advocate, and younger son Kabir (27) as an attorney.

Sangham, a prominent attorney in Pietermaritzburg, said he had not influenced his sons to follow in his footsteps.

“It was something that they chose to do and I gave them support as a father — that was all I could do for them. I am proud that they are achieving what they want in their lives,” said Sangham, who has practised in the city for more than 34 years as Naren Sangham and Associates.

“I want to specialise in intellectual property law as I have studied media and marketing. Today I am very happy that I can now appear in the high court and because I will be working on my own cases,” said Kabir.

He added that working with family is not as easy as some people think. “My father always makes sure that we deliver as expected. I was fortunate to get one-on-one attention from both my father and brother,” he said.

Brother Sudhir said he had waited a while to join the ranks of advocates.

“It’s something that I wanted to achieve for a long time. I look up to both my parents for the values they instilled in me and for the way they brought me up. I also look up to my father for his achievements and the way he conducts himself in this profession,” he said.

With three lawyers in the family, talk around the table inevitably centres on legal matters.

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