Parris limbo

Judge set to reserve ruling in clico case

A High Court judge is expected to reserve judgment in a case in which embattled former CLICO Executive Chairman Leroy Parris is seeking to hold onto $3.3 million paid to him by the insurance company.

The hearing concluded today and sources involved in the case told Barbados TODAY this evening that the only thing left to be done was for Parris’ attorneys Hal Gollop, QC, and Vernon Smith, QC, to supply the judge with written submissions by Thursday.

“After he has gone through the submissions he will reserve his decision,” one legal expert said.

The sources said the submissions were in response to “one single point” following new submissions by Ramon Alleyne, counsel for the CLICO Judicial Manager Deloitte Consulting.

Parris is challenging a previous court ruling ordering him to repay the $3.3 million after a forensic audit had allegedly found that the monies were obtained through a fraudulent transaction.

The lawsuit the former insurance executive was filed by CLICO Judicial Manager Deloitte Consulting, which has asked for the refund, alleging that the money was obtained from CLICO in breach of trust and fiduciary duty.

The money was channelled to Parris through Thompson and Associates, the law firm of late Prime Minister David Thompson.

4 Responses to Parris limbo

  1. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall March 30, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Not a cent

  2. Sunshine Sunny Shine March 30, 2016 at 4:50 am

    What a travesty of justice. A perfect example of why the perception of the two laws for different people continue to be the widely held view in a democratic Barbados that is not so democratic.

  3. chris hill March 30, 2016 at 7:47 am

    this is pretty disgusting. the courts already found that the funds were obtained illegally so what is the hassle. if this were anyone else well meaning the blue and lesser fortunate white collar workers it would surely mean jail time. well well well

  4. Bajan boy March 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    The court also found that his lawyer did not file the information before the stipulated time. I don’t what all the fuss is about. He got the people money confiscate and then go after the rest despite which Minister get a car from him or who spend Clico money in the elections here or in T&T to win friends and influence people. The place for him is Dodds….


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