New QCs Encouraged To Become Mentors

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The 18 new Queen’s Counsels (QC) admitted to the Inner Bar have been urged to mentor their younger counterparts in the legal profession. The advice came from Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, as he welcomed them during a Special Sitting of the Supreme Court at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning. “Mentor them; show them the path that you …

No. 5 Court Jurors To Report On Monday

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The Registrar of the Supreme Court has advised all jurors assigned to the Number 5 Supreme Court to report to the Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael, on Monday, May 14, at 9:00 a.m. See also: READ MORE New QCs Encouraged To Become Mentors anemptytextlline READ MORE Chief Justice: Courts Continue To Work anemptytextlline READ MORE Changes To Court …

Chief Justice: Courts Continue To Work

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The Courts at the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St. Michael, continue to function. This confirmation came today from Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, during a press briefing in the Judges’ Lounge at the White Park Road, St. Michael complex. “The Courts have continued to work; hearings have continued only in those spaces in the building that have …

Changes To Court System From Next Week

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Members of the public are advised that the Registration Department and Supreme Court will remain closed for the remainder of this week, and reopen next week at new temporary locations. This is to facilitate a general cleaning of the Supreme Court Complex on White Park Road, St. Michael, following environmental concerns raised by staff at the institution. Registrar of the …

Jurors To Report To Court On Monday

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Waiting jurors assigned to the Supreme Court No. 2 for the period February 26 to April 13, are asked to report for jury duty on Monday, March 19, at 9:15 a.m. and not tomorrow, Thursday, March 15, as previously instructed. Any inconvenience this may cause is regretted. See also: READ MORE New QCs Encouraged To Become Mentors anemptytextlline READ MORE …

Legal Services Commission Reopens Tomorrow

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Community Legal Services Commission, located on the Third Floor of the Supreme Court Complex, Whitepark Road, St. Michael, will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, January 10, and not on Monday, January 15, as previously stated. The Community Legal Services Commission thanks the public for its patience during its temporary closure. nya.phillips@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE New QCs Encouraged To Become Mentors …

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

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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 New QCs Encouraged To Become Mentors anemptytextlline READ MORE No. 5 Court Jurors To Report On Monday …

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 …