Past Members Of The Bar Honoured

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Members of the legal fraternity of Barbados gathered last Friday at the Supreme Court for a special sitting to pay tribute to several past members who are now deceased. Tributes were paid to Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Charles Leacock, Q.C.; Court Prosecutor, Magistrate, and Retired Public Counsel of Barbados, Eli Edwards; and Attorney-at-Law, Theodore Walcott, Q.C. Expressing his condolences, …

Attorney General: Consider Criminal Law

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Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has challenged 53 new attorneys to consider criminal law as an option. He said with an unacceptable 700 individuals on remand at HMP Dodds Prison, and plea bargaining set to commence within the “next couple of weeks”, there were not enough attorneys practising at the criminal Bar. Mr. Brathwaite expressed these concerns during a Special Sitting …

Jurors To Report On June 26

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All jurors assigned to the No. 5 Supreme Court are asked to note that the court has been adjourned until Monday, June 26. Jurors are therefore asked to report for Jury Duty at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26. See also: READ MORE Past Members Of The Bar Honoured anemptytextlline READ MORE Attorney General: Consider Criminal Law anemptytextlline READ MORE …

Registration Dept & Courts Closing

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that the Registration Department, including the Supreme and Magistrates’ Courts, will be closed for business on Friday, June 9, to facilitate a staff function. However, urgent applications and new charge sheets will still be heard on that day. Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, apologises for any inconvenience which this closure …

Court Mediation Refresher Training

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Approximately 30 persons are poised to begin practicums in Court Annexed Mediation over the coming months. The certified mediators recently underwent a Mediation Refresher Course at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, which was hosted by the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT) Project in association with the Supreme Court of Barbados. Speaking during the opening ceremony, Chief Justice …

Change In Date For Jury Duty

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The Registrar of the Supreme Court has advised all waiting jurors who were summoned to appear at the High Court of the Supreme Court (Criminal Trials), Whitepark Road, St. Michael, to serve as a juror for the period February 20 to April 14, to now report for Jury Duty on Wednesday, March 8, instead of Monday, March 6, as previously …

Jurors To Report On Monday

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The Registrar of the Supreme Court has advised all waiting jurors assigned to the #5 Supreme Court that they should report for jury duty on Monday, January 16, at 9:00 a.m., instead of Monday, January 23, as previously instructed. See also: READ MORE Past Members Of The Bar Honoured anemptytextlline READ MORE Attorney General: Consider Criminal Law anemptytextlline READ MORE …

Court Mediation Project In Operation

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Court-Annexed Mediation Pilot Project is now in operation at the Supreme Court and Magistrates’ Courts of Barbados, after being officially implemented on September 5, to assist in reducing the backlog of cases. This was confirmed by Mediation Coordinator, Hariette Payne, who explained that cases such as unfair dismissal, contracts, family law, personal injury and land law cases [those cases …

Jurors To Report On November 8

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The Registrar of the Supreme Court has advised all waiting jurors assigned to the Number 2 Criminal Court for the period October 24 to December 16, that they should report for jury duty on Tuesday, November 8, and not Monday, November 7, as previously instructed. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.   See also: READ MORE Past Members Of The Bar …

Reducing Case Loads Through Mediation

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend an interactive panel presentation entitled: Reducing the Court’s Caseload through Mediation, on Thursday, October 20, at the Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The panellists are: Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson; Project Director of the IMPACT Justice Project, Professor Velma Newton; Attorney-at-law, Tariq Khan; Mediation Coordinator with …