Case against CJ delayed
Queen’s Counsel Vernon Smith now has to wait another 45 days for the hearing of his lawsuit against the Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson.
This morning after just about 10 minutes in chambers, Madame Justice Pamela Beckles adjourned the case until April 11.
The legal action arose out of the Chief Justice’s decision to bar Smith from practising law in Barbados’ courts since he had not paid his annual subscription to the Barbados Bar Association.
The prominent attorney claims he was effectively disbarred by Sir Marston without due process, after he was prevented from acting on behalf of Branlee Consulting Incorporated in April last year.
Branlee Consulting is a company owned by former CLICO top executive Leroy Parris.
In a recent interview with Barbados TODAY, Smith, who is seeking damages, said he had tried to, and was willing to pay the subscriptions, but not any Value
Added Tax. (EJ)