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[WATCH] Lawyer swears during viral court hearing, now under investigation

17 September 2020 1:46 PM
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Darren Sampson

Watch the video of attorney Darren Sampson and find out what discipline this type of conduct in court might lead to.

Attorney Darrel Sampson is under investigation after an outburst of swearing during a viral hearing.

Warning: The video below contains strong language.

He lost his cool against the acting judge in the High Court in Johannesburg was recorded and has gone viral online.

The Legal Practice Council's Trudie Nichols clarifies that she cannot discuss the specific incident as it is currently subject to an investigation.

The findings will then be made public, she explains.

The worst thing that could happen is for him to be struck off the role of practitioners.

Trudie Nichols, Executive Committee Member - Legal Practice Council

The Legal Practice Council is the regulatory body that investigates such conduct matters and will work with the Provincial Council in which the incident occurs.

She adds that the judge in such a case is entitled to also lodge a complaint, but in a case where it has been made public, it is not necessary.

The worst thing that could happen is for him to be struck off the roll of practitioners.

Trudie Nichols, Executive Committee Member - Legal Practice Council

Listen to the interview below:


17 September 2020 1:46 PM
Tags:
Lawyer
Court proceedings
Darren Sampson

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