Attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan granted stay of his two-year suspension

Attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan will be allowed to continue his practice and represent Dancehall Artiste Vybz Kartel at the Privy Council.

This after the Court of Appeal yesterday granted Buchanan a stay of his two-year suspension by the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Counsel.

A stay is an action taken by a court to stop or pause a legal proceeding or the actions of a party.

The stay was granted pending the outcome of his appeal against the suspension period, which has been described as excessive.

Case management conference is set for July next year, following which a date will be set for the hearing of the appeal.

Buchanan was suspended this month after he was found guilty of professional misconduct for comments he made about Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn.

He pleaded guilty in November to breaching ethics rules, that guide the conduct of attorneys.


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