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2016 legal year ends today

Dec 22, 2016, 9:55 AM | Article By: Bruce Asemota

The third term of 2016 legal year formally comes to an end today as judges, registrars and staff of the superior courts in The Gambia would proceed for their Christmas vacation.

According to judicial sources, notices were sent to all judges of the superior courts across the country, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, public and private legal practitioners, registrars and staff of the superior courts.

The notice disclosed that in pursuant to order 4 rules 1 and 3 of the Courts Act cap 6:01, Volume 2, Revised Laws of The Gambia 2009, the third term of the 2016 legal year would formally end today, Thursday 22 December 2016.

The notice also disclosed that the Christmas vacation shall commence tomorrow 23 December 2016 and terminate on Saturday 7 January 2017.

The first term of the 2017 legal year will commence on Sunday 8 January 2017 and the courts will formally open on Monday 9 January 2017.