Legal fraternity reacts to DPP’s sudden passing

The legal fraternity has reacted to the sudden death of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock, QC.

Leacock passed away last night in the United States following surgery.

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite confirmed to Barbados TODAY this afternoon that the DPP, who was in his late 50s, had died.

Reacting to the news, President of the Bar Association of Barbados Liesel Weekes said Leacock’s passing was a great loss to the legal profession.

“We mourn the sudden passing of the DPP. We found out this afternoon that he had passed. The profession is losing one its more senior and eminent practitioners,” said Weekes.

She noted that Leacock had been a servant of the people for more than 20 years.

“He certainly will be missed in the profession, in his department . . . . Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family in their time of loss,” she added.

The Bar President said a fuller statement will be released later this week.

The DPP leaves to mourn his wife Betty June and two children.

11 Responses to Legal fraternity reacts to DPP’s sudden passing

  1. Cherrie Ann Padmore
    Cherrie Ann Padmore July 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm


  2. Patty Cake
    Patty Cake July 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    May he rest in
    peace and rise in glory

  3. Tony Waterman July 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    My Sincerest Condolences go out to all of The DPP’s Mourning Relations.
    May he rest in Peace, and rise again someday with the Angels in Glory.

    requiescat in pace

  4. Amesha Moore
    Amesha Moore July 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    My deepest condolence to his family-friend R.I.P

  5. Ernesta Catlyn July 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    My condolences

  6. Rosemary Wall
    Rosemary Wall July 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Sympathies to his family, friends and legal fraternity

  7. MArk Anthony
    MArk Anthony July 9, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    We all die one day . All of our labor is in vain.

  8. Marvin Harding
    Marvin Harding July 9, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Rest in peace my deepest sympathy to his family

  9. Vivica Primo
    Vivica Primo July 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    May his soul rest in peace

  10. Ivy-Anne Duke
    Ivy-Anne Duke July 10, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Much sympathies to his family for the loss of a loved one. But those who have been around and are in the know will acknowledge this is a blessing for the judiciary. That man had a dark side, ask Manila Reece, Douglas Trotman, Bertie Hinds, and others in the RBPF and the judiciary and they will tell you about the real Leacock. Perhaps his replacement will not discontinue cases under dubious circumstances. It is not just the boys on the block who are thugs. The worst injustice done to the judiciary was when ‘Notchie’ Springer from St Lucy was passed over for DPP and this man was inflicted on Barbados. But it is said one should not speak evil of the dead, so I will leave it there. RIP Mr Leacock. Vaughan owes you an eternal debt of gratitude. You saved his job, he protected your reputation.

  11. Van Callender July 10, 2017 at 9:14 am

    My respects go out the family and may he rest in peace in his eternal home, God bless


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