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Chief Justice

Taufik Suliman Cotran, chief justice. Barrister-at-law: Grays Inn 1951. Decorated Commander Order British Empire. Member of Senate Inns Court (London), Maseru Club (life; honorary member).

Background

Cotran, Taufik Suliman was born on August 6, 1926 in Haifa, Palestine. Son of Suliman and Fadua (Khoury) Cotran.

Education

Bachelor of Laws with honors, University London, 1951.

Career

Assistant public prosecutor, magistrate, Libya, 1951—1955. District judge Sudan, 1955—1960. Chairman Commission Enquiry into Disturbances Southern Sudan, 1955.

Resident magistrate, senior state attorney Uganda, 1960—1965. Legal adviser Rothmans Pall Mall Ltd., United Kingdom and Kenya, 1966—1968. Chief magistrate Uganda, 1969—1973.

Puisne judge Lesotho, 1974—1976. Chief justice, since 1976. Member faculty law National University Lesotho, since 1981.

Achievements

  • Barrister-at-law: Grays Inn 1951.

Membership

Member of Senate Inns Court (London), Maseru Club (life. Honorary member).

Connections

Married Felicity Maria Hoffelner, March 23, 1952. Children: Richard, Nicole, Phillip.

father:
Suliman Cotran

mother:
Fadua (Khoury) Cotran

spouse:
Felicity Maria Hoffelner

child:
Richard Cotran

child:
Nicole Cotran

child:
Phillip Cotran