JAMAICA: Attorney disbarred, ordered to pay $110m

A well-known attorney, who is also a senior member of the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Harold Brady, has been disbarred from practicing in the country.

The decision that was made on Saturday by the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council (GLC), resulted in Brady being struck from the list of licensed legal practitioners in Jamaica.

Brady was disbarred after he was found guilty of professional misconduct last week in relation to allegations that he misappropriated funds belonging to his client – the state-owned entity – the Factories Corporation of Jamaica.

Brady, who represented himself at the hearing, has strongly denied the allegations.

Brady was ordered to pay restitution to the complainants in a sum exceeding J$110 million.

He is among several attorneys now under investigation by the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council. The Council is also investigating more than 500 complaints filed against attorneys by clients.

21 Responses to JAMAICA: Attorney disbarred, ordered to pay $110m

  1. Kim Smith
    Kim Smith March 5, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Wow and our speaker is still speaking

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  2. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin March 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Jamaica has balls.

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  3. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince March 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Yes….

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  4. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond March 5, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    My faith in the dispensation of justice elsewhere, if not in Barbados, has been fortified.

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  5. Lennox hewitt March 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Barbados soft as u say we still speaking lol.

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  6. Peter March 5, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Our Bar Association is one big membership club who looks after each other. Our local press need to publish the list of names all of whom complaints were officially lodged against.

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  7. Angel Blossoms
    Angel Blossoms March 5, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Would have never happen hear .

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    • Haskell Murray March 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      here is the correct spelling not hear

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  8. Tony Webster March 5, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    The institutionalization of one specified type of employment, even though it be enshrined in our constitution, spears to me to be an arguable case for either -(a) amending our constitution, to removeany and all “special treatments” accorded to attorneys -at-law, such would never gain acquiescence via our Parliament, but the C.C.J. Is there for such purposes. Alternatively a case should be brought to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.

    No other person, or no other profession, vocation, or employment whatsoever, has such a grossly, patently, and shameless favoritism under our constitution. One would only need a second or two, to look at what basic professional qualification which most members of Parliament have, in order to comprehend why such a glaring anomaly exists , fifty years on from ” independence”, and ( very) conveniently preserved in the “saving” clauses of our very own, dearly beloved, constitution. Yes, it’s ” root” goes deeply into our colonial past, but that is no justification. We need to be rid of such warts on the fair face of this country.

    Howsabout giving the same and equal treatment, to bakers? Bankers? Hmmm…retired bankers? Car thieves? Coconut vendors?

    Why not?

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  9. North Point March 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    that TYPE OF CRIME COMMITTED BY attorneys AT law IS VERY common in the Caribbean, Barbados included, I am sure if my memories server me well had a few that did face the Law, the out come is what we don’t know in some of them. The BAR of association her in BIM blows some hot air from time to time but nothing really happens, no charges, no lock up, no dis barding. most of these lawyers are fast and pretty talkers with no substance, and only talk money, action is some times nil. when it comes to land settlements they keep you so long, some time I am thinking that want you to dead so that they can help themselves to it. I really have to give the Jamaican BAR some credit for their action. the thing that really struck me is that the “IDIOT” lawyer represented him self, oh what a fool, its like a doctor medicating himself, and then he got the gall to denied the charges, I wonder what he was telling his clients when thing were not happening. he should have three years in the “PEN”. and then these guys are driving brand SUVs, and building houses in their parents names.

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  10. Sonia Bragg
    Sonia Bragg March 5, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I wonder if this SPEAKS to anyone here in Barbados

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  11. gsmiley March 6, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Less you all forget we have many disbarred attorneys on this island.

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    • hcalndre March 6, 2017 at 5:25 am

      The problem in barbados about attorneys that are disciplined or disbarred if any, should be published and you should be able to google their names and find the information, but they would want to take the paper to court for letting the public know what a scamp he/she is. Barbados is one lil society and that is why things are what it is. With all the corruption, no one goes to jail and then you`ll hear the very people say that barbados is the less corrupt in the caribbean. what that means I don`t understand.

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  12. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar March 6, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Honesty is the best policy. The race to get rich fast often ends in disaster. In this life, if you play the game right and fair you would eventually succeed.

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  13. Milli Watt March 6, 2017 at 9:19 am

    bumba claaatttt

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  14. Margaret Ross-Salavarria March 6, 2017 at 9:54 am

    He probably can’t sleep at night. One should always try to do right thing. How many more people out there like him?

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  15. jrsmith March 6, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Stop the stupidness , a crook is a crook, a thief is a thief whether big or small .. we have criminals from top to bottom of the tree the only difference who protects who…
    How could he still be a politician ………………………..
    …………………………………………………………………………….
    This guy would never be prosecuted in barbados , all who is like him would have lined up behind him…..he would have been allowed to take off from barbados for a while and return when thing quite down…………………..
    Hail, Hail, hail to Jamaica ….look at the amount of cases pending.
    thats why things are so one sided in barbados …

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  16. jrsmith March 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Would never have been brought to justice in barbados , all his friends would just lined up behind him because they are all the same ………..hail, hail to Jamaica……………

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    • Jennifer March 6, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      @jrsmith – Well said. Everyday, all day corruption. The doctors too. Doing wickedness and not receiving justice 🙁

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  17. Jennifer March 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    typo – and no one receiving justice.

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  18. Roy Thomas May 31, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Do not be deceived, or fooled or tricked. Whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. Even if Barbadian courts are slow in getting up to speed and he even dies, he has a judgment coming that none can get away from. The constructor of all this precision DNA is not sleeping. He will bring us all into judgment. All the secrets will be made bare!

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