Lawyers query the Caen link
Monday 4th March 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
A NARROW majority of lawyers in Guernsey have questioned the need to pursue French legal qualification through the University of Caen in Normandy.
At a Question Time event hosted by the Guernsey International Legal Association, a panel of three advocates and three lawyers who are not advocates reinforced the need to study French law by a majority of 5-1.
But Gila members at the symposium, who were invited to express an opinion, by a narrow majority, failed to see its value.
Gila events secretary Rachel Richardson, pictured, a senior associate at Carey Olsen, was one of those sceptical of the value of Caen study, which, in part, involves attending lectures, in French, on medieval law.
Bailiff Richard Collas, who attended the event as an interested observer, has established a committee to consider the Caen requirements.
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