Parris tired of waiting to get back his money

Three years after assets held by former CLICO boss Leroy Parris were frozen by the High Court, his attorneys say their client is totally fed up with the long wait for justice.

“It is unconscionably long since the freezing order was in place,” Parris’ lead attorney, Hal Gollop, QC, complained Thursday.

Stating that his client was not at all amused about the situation, Gollop stressed the need for much swifter justice while pointing out that January 27, 2017 would be exactly three years that the order was in place freezing Parris’ $2.5 million bank account.

However, Gollop noted that while he was upset at the length of time the entire process has taken, the wait on a ruling by the Court of Appeal could not be considered unreasonable since this aspect of the case was only heard about three months ago.

Gollop and his legal team went to the Court of Appeal in October last year, asking it to reverse the High Court’s decision to freeze his client’s assets. At the end of the appeal hearing, the panel of justices reserved their judgment on the matter.

Justice William Chandler had granted the order in an ex parte hearing of the suit brought by CLICO’s Judicial Manager, Deloitte Consulting Limited, against Parris, as first defendant, and his company Branlee Consulting as second defendant. The estate of late Prime Minister David Thompson, represented by his widow Mara Thompson, the executrix, is the third defendant in the matter.

However, Parris has so far been unsuccessful in challenging the order, which he said had not only caused him hardship but had also prevented him and his company from meeting their “usual living and business expenses”.

As part of the constitutional motion, which was filed against the Attorney General back in 2015, Parris also argued that the delay in hearing a previous application to set aside the order was a violation of his rights, as he sought an unspecified amount in damages. However, the case has been hit by a number of snags.

First Justice William Chandler, who gave the original order, recused himself from hearing the matter. Then, another judge, Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, who was set to preside over the case, was rejected by Parris’ legal team on the grounds that her husband, Queen’s Counsel Ralph Thorne, had made adverse public comments on the matter on political platforms.

21 Responses to Parris tired of waiting to get back his money

  1. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess January 13, 2017 at 12:50 am

    I hope by time it release it is all for legal fees yc…u tired waiting???? Foh

  2. John Wick
    John Wick January 13, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I wonder how yoy think thr people who get rob feel

  3. Natasha Deane
    Natasha Deane January 13, 2017 at 12:54 am

    well, well Jason Ward

  4. Sheldon Cox
    Sheldon Cox January 13, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Who cares how he feels

  5. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock January 13, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Cowboys county! The boss crook always the banker!

  6. Santini More
    Santini More January 13, 2017 at 4:11 am

    Now dat is joke!

  7. Eugene January 13, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Some people were so tired waiting for their money from CLICO, they have died and gone! My sympathy, Mr. Pariris. Ain’t life unfair??

  8. Still waiting myself January 13, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Well I still waiting for my BICO money too and so are many other innocent people. Chupes! Hope it’s of no value to u when all is done.

  9. Shurf January 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

    He tired waiting, I hope another three pass. He stole people money and now he tired waiting. The people tired too…

  10. Johnathan January 13, 2017 at 8:04 am

    He is tired waiting on his ill gotten gains and people who worked tirelessly and place their life savings in a company for him to walk away with it,some of whom have since died and not a penny,and he is shamelessly talking crap. Just hope he dies before a decision is made just like the innocent helpless policy holders have. A dog like him..

  11. Shocked & Appalled January 13, 2017 at 8:33 am

    What a travesty that this situation has “prevented him and his company from meeting their “usual living and business expenses”. What ever is Leroy Parris to do now?!?!?!?! Perhaps he should get a job or maybe cut his eye at the champagne, lobster and luxury vehicles. Come back to us when you are sick and can’t afford to go to a doctor or perhaps when you die penniless with no money for a funeral like some former CLICO clients. Both Leroy and Hal Gollop need to be quiet. Tell it to someone who has a mili-ounce of pity. P.S. They will need to look outside of the Caribbean to find that person.

  12. Kathie Daniel January 13, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Call the WHAAAAAAAMBULANCE….. What about the shareholders’ money?


  13. Hal Austin January 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I believe the state is abusing Mr Parris. Partly through envy of his wealth and partly through class prejudice.
    Nothing is as vicious as the Bajan ‘middle class’.

    • Donild Trimp January 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Come on Hal, you are way smarter than that.

    • hcalndre January 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Who was envy of Madoff? he is now doing a long time in jail? bajans suffer badly because of their thinking like you and being so docile.

  14. Donild Trimp January 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    “The state abusing Mr.Parris”

    Must be another Hal Austin posting such crap.

  15. Bobo January 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you Mr H Austin– Bajans a bunch of low class ediots, Parris 2.5million are peanuts–for the amount of work this man gave to this company —

    As A client of Clico i was impressed by L Parris leadership-” his Agents had to deliver ” I took my money from Europe and invested in Clico –L Parris created one of the most successful business in Barbados he and his clients deserve their hard earn money.

  16. Blackopps69 January 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I stupid so I have a stupid question hope someone can educate me with a answer so my question is the poor people that put they hard earned money into policies at clico and can’t get back a cent yet are they tired waiting to?

  17. Mikey January 14, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    The Hal’s feel that Leroy is getting abused !!! PHEW !!!
    What is happening to Policy Holders ???

    People break rules and nothing happens, others break rules and feel the full force of the Law.

    Maybe if the justice system in Barbados was different , he might have been asking for Freedom rather than Money !!!

  18. Hal Austin January 16, 2017 at 9:10 am

    I know that sometimes we are emotional about these things. But be rational. Policyholders had policies with Clico, corporate, not with Mr Parris as an individual.
    The suspicion is, if I am right, that there might have been improper management of Clico.
    This case has been going on for long enough. If the police and DPP have evidence of criminal behaviour, beyond all reasonable doubt, then it is for them to bring a case against Mr Parris.
    The high court acted rightly, as I said at the time, in freezing his assets. But they failed in not allowing him enough income to pay his outstanding bills, if any, and feed his family.
    In fact, the onus is now on the high court to press the issue with the investigatory and prosecution authorities, forcing them to bring charges or release Mr Parris from the restraint.
    I know it is not part of our culture to be fair and objective, but just close your eyes, Mikey, and try.

  19. Heaven Bound June 11, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Leroy Parris have got some nerve. You have a heart of stone. It is all about self and no compassion for those who lost it all. Why are you crying foul when you have a back up plan. The high court freeze some of your money not all of it. The Swiss bank still have your money why don’t you retrieve some of it? You also have some properties, then there are the rentals of which I believe some of the millions went into. Maybe it is time for you to sell. The sad part about this is, the folks who lost everything cannot do that. You and Clico knew what was about to happen and you thought only about yourselves. You took what you could and ran for cover. I have always known that the love of money is the root of all evil. You may not be the only one to blame, but when the people who lost everything see your home, learn of your land and properties, that is a huge pill to swallow. I will say that if you do not find a way to repay something to the folks who are suffering, you will pay dearly when you are judge by my God. For your sake, I will pray that you will do the right thing.


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