The Legal Education Support Network

The Legal Education Support Network (LESN) is an initiative by the Bar Council of the Maldives (BCM) to support the provision of legal education in the Maldives. Through the LESN, the BCM aims to provide law students in the Maldives with access to supplemental learning resources by organising lectures and workshops that will help increase their awareness and knowledge in various areas related to their studies and their future practice of law. It is our intention to work with leading practitioners, law firms, academics and organisations to provide this supplemental support to law students so that they may complete their studies with increased knowledge of the various areas of law, as well as a working knowledge of the Maldivian legal system and awareness of the most recent developments in it.

LESN Resources

LESN Ad hoc Lecture Series

Lecture 1: Recent developments in employment law

Held online via Zoom on 20 February 2021 and presented by Uz. Ismail Wisham (Partner, Wisham, Zahir & Co. LLP)

Areas covered:

  1. Possible changes to procedures for terminations pursuant to the 6th Amendment to the Employment Act
  2. Employers’ obligations
  3. Employees’ rights
  4. Recent decisions of the Supreme Court of the Maldives: the impact on terminations
  5. Amendment to s.26(a) of the Employment Act: its significance and impact on employers and employees
Lecture 1 recording and handout
Lecture 1 (Uz. Ismail Wisham): Recent developments in employment law