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...
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...
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...
Champerty and Maintenance have two different definitions. Maintenance is the wanton and officious intermeddling with the disputes of others in which the maintainer has no interest whatever and where the assistance he renders to the one or the other...
By Dr. Busingye Kabumba, 30 September (Constitutionet) The 2016 swearing-in ceremony was the fifth since President Museveni took power in 1986. The recently proposed age-limit bill, which was ultimately rejected by the Speaker of Parliament, is a sign of coming struggles to protect...
Today, let us check out one of the worst, if not at times instructive authorities for statutory interpretation. While considering what a lawyer should put in mind when reading a provision out of a statute, directing/commanding an authority to do...
Please refer to our last article, 'A Cup of Coffee and Some "Sweet" Contempt in Court' published on 26 October 2016. There's No civil contempt of Court in Common law. It is only criminal in nature and all powers of...
If you don't have a cup of coffee in your hands before you read this, I sentence you to some intellect madness. Therium (UK) Holdings Ltd V MR. Guy Brooke & 2 Ors EWHC 2477 (Comm) is one of...
This is not new to Common law jurisprudence, the order has never been embraced and appreciated in the Ugandan legal jurisdiction yet it is a very relevant principle, given the rise of technological and complicated transactions in commerce. The order...

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