Emily Gonthier was officially admitted as an Attorney at Law in a formal ceremony on Friday 13 August 2021 in court room 1 before Chief Justice Rony Govinden and with the assistance of the court staff.
Ms. Gonthier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Management from the University of Mauritius, a Masters in International Business Law from the University of London, and a Masters in Maritime Law from the IMO International Maritime Law Institute.
She has also been working at the Judiciary as a legal researcher, assisting judges in drafting their judgments by researching relevant laws pertaining to particular cases.
She successfully passed the Bar Exams in September 2018 and worked as Assistant State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office. She then completed her pupillage at law firm of Kieran Shah.
The ceremony consisted of a short introduction, followed by her taking an oath and signing relevant paperwork confirming her admission. This was done in the presence of the Chief Justice, Registrar of the Supreme Court, Kieran Shah, and lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office.