11 Feb 2012

Samoa PM to contain high legal fees

8:22 am on 11 February 2012

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says his government is planning legislation to stop what is being described as uncontrolled legal fees.

In a weekly radio interview, Tuilaepa says once passed, high legal fees by law firms and individual lawyers will be a thing of the past.

The prime minister says that it's another reason behind his advice to establish a media council to avoid complaints against the media going to court.

He says the media council could deal with complaints at a lower costs than paying a lawyer to defend a complaint in court.