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Cyprus let off the hook

Following Cyprus’ action to abrogate the law requiring lawyers to charge a minimum fee for out-of-court work, the EC has closed infringement proceedings against Cyprus and an antitrust investigation.

Lawyers minimum fees in the bin

The Cyprus Bar Association has been forced to repeal rules that required lawyers to charge prescribed minimum fees for their out-of-court work rather than competing against each other on price.

Lawyers’ price-fixing challenge success

The complaint by ‘Fairness in Fees’ to the European Commission challenging price-fixing by the Cyprus Bar Association (CBA) has been successful; their minimum fee regulations will soon be consigned to the bin.

Lawyers’ price-fixing challenged in EC

A formal complaint concerning price-fixing of lawyers’ fees in Cyprus has been submitted to the European Commission on behalf of George Lambis – a Greek Cypriot and the Financial Director of a national charity in the UK.

Lawyers to face price-fixing challenge

A formal legal complaint against the Cyprus Bar Association at the European Competition Commission is planned by an organisation that is challenging the price-fixing of lawyers’ fees in Cyprus for out-of-court cases.

Cyprus Bar Association in the dock

The Cyprus Bar Association’s minimum fees for out-of-court work violate the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; a formal legal complaint against the Association at the European Commission is planned.

Cyprus Bar Association fails to deliver justice

Although the Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board ordered a Paphos-based lawyer to repay her client €7,500, it appears that the Board is either unable or unwilling to enforce the order.

Bar Association fines lawyer for misconduct

Paphos lawyer Emily Lemoniati has been fined for misconduct by the Cyprus Bar Association after breaching her client’s instructions and the Association’s code of professional ethics.

Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board in the dock

Reports of “crooked” lawyers, particularly in Paphos, are widespread; but what hope is there for justice when the Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board appears unable to address complaints in a timely manner?

Dear Mr Attorney-General

In an open letter to the Cyprus Attorney General, Petros Clerides, Gavin Jones wants to know what it will take to get a reply to his complaint filed with the Disciplinary Board of Advocates a year ago.

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