Gauteng High Court Deputy Judge President Roland Sutherland has issued a stern warning to legal practitioners not to abuse court processes and delay proceedings.

In a notice issued earlier this month, Judge Sutherland warned that such practices could lead to punitive costs against offending lawyers as this was in violation of the code of conduct for legal practitioners.

”Implicit in the function that this court (special interlocutory court) has to fulfill is that the hearing cannot be delayed. The purpose of the court cannot be fulfilled if an allegedly delinquent party serves a notice of opposition, which has the effect of a delay in the hearing into the non-compliance,” read the notice dated May 12.

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