This Ruling is in respect of two (2) applications for a reversal of the decision of a Single Justice of the Court of Appeal in two separate suits, namely; Suit No. H3/55/2017 and; H3/56/2017. Both suits bear the same title. Suit No. H3/55/2017 however is in respect of the decision of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council dated 1st June, 2017 regarding the charge of touting and personal advertisement. Suit No. H3/56/2017, on the other hand, is in respect of the charge of over estimation of legal fees.
These are the antecedents of this case.
On 1st June, 2017 the Appellant/Applicant (hereinafter referred to as the “Applicant”) was handed a three (3) year suspension from legal practice by the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council after he was convicted of touting and personal advertisement, and also suspended for one (1) year after being convicted of over-estimating services he rendered to a client, upon his own plea of guilty on both ch…