KEVIN A. WILLIAMS

Partner

Kevin A. Williams was called to the bar in 1999. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. He has a depth of experience in civil and commercial litigation before the several Courts of Jamaica. Kevin is a Partner in the Litigation Department specializing in civil and commercial litigation, personal injury matters, judicial review, constitutional matters, debt recovery, labour and employment law. He also practices in areas of commercial and banking law with an emphasis on construction contracts and project financing.

Prior to being admitted to partnership in the firm, Kevin served as the Vice President, Legal Affairs, Properties & Compliance of the National Water Commission for seven years.

He has been engaged in complex commercial transactions, including in a number of recent banking, construction and project financing transactions including, a US$215 Million construction contract which comprised two (2) sets of syndicated financing packages including major local and overseas lenders, the construction contracts and sub-contracts relative to that project, and the consulting engineering contracts relative to that project; and in addition a US$42.5 Million construction contract and its attendant financing contract with a major multi-lateral lender; a US$12.5 Million refinancing transaction regarding an expiring tranche in a multi-tranche financing, Kevin having initially negotiated and settled the financing contract for the original loan of US$37 Million.

Aside from his extensive experience in commercial transactions and banking law, Kevin is a seasoned and experienced Advocate who, prior to his sojourn and the National Water Commission, was an Associate at the firm for approximately 7 years, where he appeared as Junior Counsel in several landmark decisions, as well as other decisions of both Courts,. In his capacity as Junior Counsel and also lead Counsel, Kevin has appeared in a number of other important decisions from the various courts of Jamaica including: Spanish Town Funeral Home Limited –v- Dotting (SCCA 49/2007 – 23rd January 2008),; **Aedan Earle –v- National Water Commission [2014] JMSC Civ.69,; Hyman & Another –v- Blair (2013) JMCA App. 15,; Anderson –v- National Water Commission (2015) JMCA App. 15; Fair Trading Commission –v- Bailey (Claim No. 2007 CD 003); and in Fiesta Jamaica Limited –v- National Water Commission (2010) JMCA Civ. 4 & Fiesta Jamaica Ltd –v- National Water Commission (2014) JMCA App. 32,.**

Litigated Land Dispute Matters:

Furthermore, Kevin has been involved in several land dispute claims in the Supreme Court, some of which were fully litigated to judgment by the Court; others were settled outside of Court. Written judgments delivered by the Supreme Court in relation to Land dispute matters involving Kevin include:

  • Claim No. HCV 1735/2006: Trefina Veronica Nunes-Asiedu and the Administrator General and Claim No. HCV 01861/2006 Administrator General For [sic] Jamaica and Trefina Veronica Nines-Asiedu; and
  • Claim No. 2016 HCV 01462: Fabian Lee Bradshaw & Yeazmin Katherine Stewart Bradshaw v Jonathan Ellis and others [2016] JMSC Civ 102.

Since September 2010, Kevin has been an Associate Tutor in Civil Procedure at the Norman Manley Law School, Kevin thus assisting in the training of law students.

CONTACT ME BY EMAIL: kevin.williams@gspco.net

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