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UBC Enters Consent Agreement To Pay City Lawyer :: Uganda Radionetwork
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UBC Enters Consent Agreement To Pay City Lawyer

The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has by way of consent judgment agreed to pay a city lawyer his legal fees for engaging his services but later failing to honor the contract.

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The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has by way of consent judgment agreed to pay a city lawyer his legal fees for engaging his services but later failing to honor the contract.

The consent agreement was reached on March 23 between UBC and Paul Muhimbura of Paul Muhimbura and Co advocates before the Kampala High Court.

According to the consent agreement, UBC is to pay the advocate 402 million shillings down from the Shillings 529 million he had initially demanded.

Muhimbura had dragged the national public broadcaster to court for failing to pay him after engaging his legal services to secure and convert into its names several plots of land that had been taken over by private developers and encroachers.

The consent agreement signed by Kiwanuka and Karugire Advocates on behalf of UBC and Paul Muhimbura and Company Advocates on behalf of lawyer Muhimbura spelt out that the national broadcaster will pay the fees in 13 monthly equal installments of Shillings 30 million until the whole outstanding balance is due.

However, the consent warns that incase of any default by UBC on any of the monthly installments as agreed, it would pay all the remaining outstanding balance.

The payment commences on June 30th this year.

In his complaint, the city advocate had claimed that UBC in a letter dated 22 June 2006, engaged his legal services to secure its plots located on Faraday Road in Bugolobi and Naguru Hill in Kampala that were being encroached upon.

Court documents show that upon securing the plots for UBC, Muhimbura demanded for his professional fees totaling to over Shs1.7 billion shillings inclusive of value added tax but he was snubbed.

However, owing to UBC’s financial difficulties and after lingering and protracted negotiations, it was mutually agreed that UBC pays him 780 million shillings inclusive of VAT as the full and final settlement of the legal fees.

The agreed sum was to be paid within a period of one year in equal installments of 52 million shillings, but it still defaulted, hence the court suit.

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