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Maveric Law was created by Marilyn Luongo to be a service to the Maveric Group and its communities through out the world.

Marilyn’s father encouraged Marilyn to enter into the Legal Profession by enrolling Marilyn into First Year Law at University.

Marilyn did not complete her legal studies however instead chose to follow her wider dream of establishing a humanitarian base for giving Africa back its dignity. Maveric Law is founded upon this premise.


Mission Statement

Maveric Law aims to secure the Maveric Group with access to independent legal firms to meet all of it's legal and commerical needs and to brief the Luongo Foundation on legal issues relating and affecting the Maveric Group.

Maveric Law further aims to source a panel of lawyers to provide legal representation and advice to employees of the Maveric Group. Maveric Law is here to serve the Maveric family and Maveric Community to the best of it’s ability.


The History of law

The world of law that we know today was established in ancient times by 3 famous law makers:

• 1800 BC in Babylon Hammurabi crafted his Code.
• 400 BC years later Moses introduced the 12 commandments inscribed on the two stone tablets.
• 527 AD Emperor Justinian with his Codes.

Compare the content of Hammurabi's Code, Mosaic Law, and Justinian Law

Among the inventions of the Sumerians, the most persistent and far-reaching was their invention of law. While all cultures at that time had some system of social regulation and conflict resolution, law was a distinct and novel phenomenon. Law is written and administered retribution and conflict resolution. It is distinct from other forms of retribution and conflict resolution by the following characteristics:

Administration Law is retribution that is administered by a centralized authority. This way retribution for wrongs does not threaten to escalate into a cycle of mutual revenge. Sumerian law sits half way between individual revenge and state-administered revenge: it is up to the individual to drag (quite literally) the accused party into the court, but the court actually determines the nature of the retribution to be exacted.

Writing Law is written; in this way, law assumes an independent character beyond the centralized authority that administers it. This produces a sociological fiction that the law controls those who administer the law and that the "law" exacts retribution, not humans.

Retribution Law is at its heart revenge; the basic cultural mechanism for dealing with unacceptable behavior is to exact revenge. Unacceptable behavior outside the sphere of revenge initially did not come under the institution of law: it was only much later that disputes that didn't involve retribution would be included in law.

Although we don't know much about Sumerian law, scholars agree that the Code of Hammurabi, written by a Babylonian monarch, reproduces Sumerian law fairly exactly. Sumerian law, as represented in Hammurabi's code, was a law of exact revenge, which we call Lex Talionis. This is revenge in kind: "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a life for a life," and reveals to us that human law has as its fundamental basis revenge. Sumerian law was also only partly administered by the state; the victim had to bring the criminal to court. Once there, the court mediated the dispute, rendered a decision, and most of the time a court official would execute the sentence, but often it fell on the victim or the victim's family to enforce the sentence. Finally, Sumerian law recognized class distinctions; under Sumerian law, everyone was not equal under the law. Harming a priest or noble person was a far more serious crime than harming a slave or poor person; yet, the penalties assessed for a noble person who commits a crime were often far harsher than the penalties assessed for someone from the lower classes that committed the same crime.

This great invention, law, would serve as the basis for the institution of law among all the Semitic peoples to follow: Babylonians, Assyrians, and, eventually, the Hebrews and then Roman Law which is the corner stone of many legal systems today.


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