Hearing of an application in which businessman Sudhir Ruparelia is seeking to boot out two prominent law firms representing Bank of Uganda (BoU)and Crane Bank in receivership in a Shs397b case has kicked off at the commercial court.
Sudhir Ruparelia last week filed an affidavit in court accusing MMAKS Advocates and AF Mpanga Advocates of conflict of interest and breach of advocate-client relationship on account of their past dealings with him and the Crane Bank now in receivership.
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The head of the Commercial Court, Justice David Wangutusi, who is going to handle the matter, has accordingly notified all the parties in the case.Mr Ruparelia, insists that BoU lawyers are his principal witnesses in the Crane Bank case. Sudhir is represented by Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA).
Justice Wangutusi is expected to determine whether the BoU lawyers conflicted in acting for BoU and Crane Bank in receivership yet they were representing Crane Bank before the central bank took it over last year on account of alleged malpractice. Mr Ruparelia, in his application insists that the BoU lawyers represented Crane Bank since 2005.