337 lawyers have been granted practicing certificates by the interim regime, following the rendering of the Fiji Law Society last month.
In a paid advertisement in today's Fiji Times, Acting Chief Registrar Ana Rokomokoti provided the names of the 337 lawyers.
But our sources say there are a total of 375 lawyers who were members of the Law Society.
This mean 48 lawyers are yet to be granted licences, most possibly because they didn't apply.
We can confirm that prominent Suva lawyer Graham Leung did not apply for a practicing certificate.
Other prominent lawyers who were given certificates are Law Society President Dorsami Naidu, Suva lawyers Hemendra Nagin, Richard Naidu, Jon Apted, Ba lawyer Dr Muhammad Samshu Din Sahu Khan, and regime's vocal critics Akuila Naco and Ratu Savenaca Komaisavai.
The Law Society had decided that all lawyers should apply for the certificate because failure to do so would jeopardise the interests of their clients.
Ousted Chairperson of Fiji Human Rights Commission and former Ombudsman Dr Shaista Shameem has also been granted a practicing certificate.
Shameem, a staunch supporter of Frank Bainimarama's regime until the abrogation of the Constitution on 10th April when she lost her job, is likely to enter private practice as reported by Coupfourpointfive two months ago.