What does the word “SHALL” mean when used in statutes. Does it denote a ‘command' or it is ‘directory' and not mandatory in nature. The authorities we quote below state that the word 'shall' does not necessarily denote a mandatory...
According to the Supreme Court "...failure to serve the Statutory Notice does not vitiate the proceedings as the Court of Appeal rightly found. A party who decides to proceed without issuing the Statutory Notice only risks being denied costs.” After...
The Kampala Law Monthly Magazine brings you a summary of the report. It contains draft rules and regulations of the civil arm of justice, reforming the Civil procedure rules, and providing guidelines for public interest litigation, adjournments, recusal of...
UGANDA REVENEUE AUTHORITY V RABBO ENTERPRISES U LTD & MT. ELGON HARDWARES. CIVIL APPEAL NO. 12 OF 2004 (SUPREME COURT) On 10th July, 2017, The Kampala Law Monthly Magazine and the entire legal fraternity learnt that the Supreme Court of...
CASE REVIEW: YASIN SENTUMBWE M. & SIMON SEMUWEMBA V UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (UCU) MIS. CAUSE NO.22/2016 On 14th June 2017, High Court Judge at Jinja penned down an interesting scathing- bold ruling that is part of the few decisions shaping...
EMW Law LLP and Mr Scott Halborg EWHC 1014 (Ch) is the case in review. The rule on without prejudice communications. DEFINITION. EMW Law LLP and Mr Scott Halborg EWHC 1014 (Ch) Before Mr Justice Newey.  At para 34...
Uganda’s over-banked financial sector has found itself in the news lately-getting some negative press. As the economy hits some turbulence and interest rates soar, attention has shifted to remedial measures that aim at treating the symptoms such as the...
On the 10th March 2017, MR Justice Warby in Jack Monroe V Katie EWHC 433 (QB) took, in part, judicial notice of twitter as a social media site. He said this in paragraph 5 of the judgment, ‘Twitter is...
Meaning and Implication of Murisho Shafi & 5 others V Attorney General & Another Constitutional Application no. 2 OF 2017. Sekikubo & 4 Ors V Attorney General SCCA no. 1 of 2015, was a Supreme Court landmark decision that settled...
Article 119 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda provides that the Attorney General of Uganda shall be a cabinet minister appointed by the president with the approval of Parliament. It is important to examine and analyse...

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