Frank Ally, Conrad Lablache bestowed with senior counsel title | 11 February 2020
Attorney General Frank Donald Robert Ally and Andre Charles Conrad Lablache, partner at Pardiwalla Twomey Lablache, have been given the senior counsel titles by the Bar Association of Seychelles.
The awards were bestowed on the two distinguished legal practitioners at a dinner event held at the Eden Bleu Hotel on February 1, 2020.
Under the Bar Association of Seychelles (Bas) constitution, the senior counsel title may be awarded by the Bas management committee to legal practitioners with over 20 years’ experience at the bar and “who is, in the opinion of the management committee, a person of good repute and integrity and who has contributed significantly to the jurisprudence of Seychelles in the practice of law”.
For this year’s appointments, the management committee reached its decision based on nominations received from legal practitioners.
Both Messrs Ally and Lablache hail from Praslin and both completed their legal education in Mauritius before commencing their legal careers as state counsel at the Attorney General’s Office. They then both went into private practice. Both have practiced in varied areas of Seychelles law.
Mr Ally was appointed the Attorney General in 2017 and among his many contributions to local jurisprudence, was particularly praised for his contributions to constitutional law.
Mr Lablache’s contributions to corporate and financial law, including aircraft financing, were noted as some of his key contributions to the local practice of law.
Messrs Ally and Lablache join an illustrious list of senior counsel that includes the late Ramnikal Valabhji, Pesi Pardiwalla, Francis Chang-Sam and Philippe Boulle.
Contributed by the Bar Association of Seychelles