Five more lawyers join Bar

Five new lawyers who were admitted to the Bar in a special sitting of the Supreme Court this morning have been told that trust and confidence are imperative in their field.

The advice to the latest crop of attorneys came from Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson who said he was “impressed” with the applicants as they represented a “wide variety of competence” that can only serve them well.

New attorneys have a photo opportunity with Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson (third from right) on the steps of the Supreme Court today.

“Trust and confidence . . . [are] imperative in the legal system . . . . [There are] things you will learn that you cannot divulge . . . and the strongest privilege is the attorney-client privilege,” he told them.

As he has urged previous batches of new attorneys, the Chief Justice encouraged the five today to consider practising in different aspects of the profession, especially criminal law, noting that “a lot of women [lawyers] shy away from it”.

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, a veteran lawyer, also addressed the small gathering and urged the new attorneys – four women and one man – to remain committed to the profession and have an understanding of trust and confidentiality.

“You cannot practise without remembering the importance of trust and confidentiality in these times . . . [and] the law requires it,” Mottley, who has been practising since 1987, told them.

16 Responses to Five more lawyers join Bar

  1. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin February 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Lawyering…the stepping stone to politics and the good life in Barbados. Does a 166 sq. mile island need this many lawyers?

  2. Smith Maxine
    Smith Maxine February 14, 2017 at 10:20 am

    YAWNNNN, too many Lawyers. We need Engineers, Computer Scientists, Accountants, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Investment Bankers…

    • Mazie Taylor
      Mazie Taylor February 14, 2017 at 10:25 am
    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte February 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      what the education system is geared towards…. however the eefect is being felt daily

    • Anne February 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Well you be one of the listed professionals. If someone has a passion for the law let them be an attorney. I know of many attorneys who are who are also accountants or engineers. They’ve worked hard to get to where they are let them bask in the glory.

  3. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor February 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

    God bless you ladies and gentleman on your success

  4. Russ Orford
    Russ Orford February 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Just what we need more lawyers ! what we really need is more judges !

  5. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin February 14, 2017 at 11:12 am

    All these lawyers and the law is still not working for the vast majority of Bajans, but I have a feeling that’s by design. What Barbados needs is a judicial system that works, more people with creativity and common sense. It’s not as if lawyers were dropping like flies.

  6. Eugene Holder
    Eugene Holder February 14, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Congratulations on your hard work and your success.

  7. Dorry Pi
    Dorry Pi February 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Congrats counsels!

  8. Kenille Wiltshire
    Kenille Wiltshire February 14, 2017 at 2:59 pm


  9. Greitcha Smith
    Greitcha Smith February 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    … mines a gin n tonic please!

  10. Denden February 14, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats to all. May God richly guide and protect. We need to keep our judicial system in our prayers.

  11. Eleanor Blackett February 14, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Congratulations…Very well done.

  12. Tammika Oxley February 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations to the success of each of those individuals who have manage to accomplished their goals and ambitions. I am 17 and i myself dream of being a lawyer. I believe if you all made it I can as well


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