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Five law firms lose licences

Update: July, 04/2012 - 12:19

HA NOI — Ha Noi Department of Justice has withdrawn the operating licences of five law firms in the city.

This was because their legal representatives, either chief of administration or director, was found to have violated the regulations of the Ha Noi Lawyers Guild, which had their names removed from its membership list.

The five law firms are the Ngon Lua Viet and Thanh An law offices in Cau Giay District, Van Xuan law office in Ba Dinh District, Bao Chau and Colleagues law office in Hoang Mai District and Ngoc Thanh law office in Thanh Xuan District.

The Ha Noi Lawyers Guild earlier removed 16 lawyers from its membership list for their failure to pay membership fees for two to five years. They will not be allowed to work in the profession for at least three years.

This is the first time the Ha Noi Lawyers Guild has removed lawyers from their membership list for such reasons.

The expulsions follow repeated reminders to the lawyers and their law firms. — VNS

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