Fiji needs specialised lawyers: A-G

Update: 5:40PM THE problem in the legal fraternity in Fiji now is that most of the people who graduate from law school opt to start their own practice, says Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

“That is not the way we do it in the modern economy,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“And when they set up their own law firm, they want to do all areas of law – domestic law, criminal law, that law, every law, but we need people to start specialising.

“The economy is getting sophisticated. We have these large contractors coming into Fiji, say for building roads, we spend tens and millions of dollars, no law firm in Fiji, for example, specialises in infrastructure law.

“We need specialists in different areas.”

He highlighted this following a question raised by a student on the reason why Government was not providing scholarships for students who wanted to study law during the Government budget consultation at the Vunimono Sanatan Dharam hall in Nausori.

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