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Mr Anthony Millar

Millar - JSC Interviews - October 2019

Profile

Current position: Attorney

Date appointed:

Candidate bio:

According to media reports, Millar has championed lower legal costs for clients — to the point of enraging the scandal-ridden personal injury lawyers Ronald Bobroff and his son, Darren, after one of his clients had sued them over fees charged.

The Bobroffs had slipped the country to Australia in 2016 before they could be arrested on charges of fraud, theft and offences under the VAT Act. They laid a compliant of unprofessional conduct against Millar, which was dismissed by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces.

In the 2018 matter of Thwala v the Minister of Police and Another, the applicant sued for damages suffered as a result of an alleged unlawful arrest and subsequent malicious prosecution.

Millar found there had been a lawful arrest warrant, and focused on whether the discretion to arrest had been properly exercised. Concluding that the officer in charge had exercised his discretion properly, Millar dismissed the case, but found that the public prosecutor, who was the second respondent in the matter, was liable for such damages as the plaintiff might prove.

Fifty-year-old Millar has a BA (1990) and LLB (1993) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Millar has worked as an attorney for all of his legal career rising up in the ranks of the firm where he served articles to become a director. During his career he has served as the president and a councillor of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. He is a commissioner of the small claims court. He was a member of the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) from 1999 until 2015.

 
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