Category Archives: Legal

Open Complaint Letter to Attorney General Dale Marshall and Chief Justice Marson Gibson About Attorney-at-law Peta-Gay Lee-Brace

Here is complaint received about yet another lawyer from an ordinary Barbados. From the supporting documentation this matter has been outstanding for close to a decade- if we start counting from 2011- when a letter to the Disciplinary Committee was lodged. Note this matter was highlighted on a BU in April, 2015. See documents repeated via the File Complaints Against

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

The proposal by the government to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes is likely to have a significant impact on employment relations in general and the workplace in particular. To date, the local proposal for legalization does not contemplate recreational marijuana use but, given the likely concomitant increase in the availability of the substance with legalization, it seems

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Reminder to the Bajan Lawyer Bernadette Callender from Aggrieved Client

Barbados Underground (BU) continues to feature the matter of Justin McIntosh, Brunetta McIntosh v First Caribbean Int’l Bank (B’dos) Ltd (Suit No: CV1339 of 2008) which details a sorry tale of how ordinary Barbadians have no recourse when the legal system fails to deliver justice. At the crux of the dispute is the recalcitrance AND unprofessionalism being demonstrated by lawyer

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File Complaints Against Lawyers —–> HERE

Disciplinary Committee

There is one nettlesome complaint which keeps surfacing from Barbadians at home or abroad. It is always about lawyers wantonly violating standards of conduct as perceived in the court of public opinion and the ‘system’ repeatedly fail to redress. These lawyers reallocate client’s monies, delay simple transactions to the detriment of clients financially, emotionally, illegally and otherwise. The result is

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Barbadians Cry Out as Barbados Bar Association Continues to Protect Crooked Lawyers and Dysfunctional System

On many occasions in which clients have brought disciplinary proceedings against their attorneys for misappropriating or unduly withholding their funds, once the funds have been repaid the client is no longer interested in pursuing the matter at the disciplinary committee – .Liesel Weekes, President of the BAR The President of the Barbados Bar Association (BBA) Liesel Weekes delivered from legalese

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Attorney General Dale Marshall Told NO to Hanging

In January 2018 the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled that the mandatory death sentence for murderers was unconstitutional.  At that time, the Caribbean Court of Justice showed a fundamental principle.  That principle was that because a person had murdered another person, the State had no right to carry out murder against that murderer. It is immature that the present Attorney

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Disproportionate Reaction?

The Government’s regulatory interest in community safety can, in appropriate circumstances, outweigh an individual’s liberty interest. –US v Salerno [1987] I suppose that one rational response by the current governing administration to a query by an individual charged with one of the offences stipulated under the amended Bail Act and thereby suffering a loss of pre-trial liberty, as to the

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