The combined experience, skill and talent of our civil and commercial litigation team has enabled us to offer advocacy in the fields of financial and commercial matters including contract law and the interpretation of commercial contracts, corporate insolvency, telecommunication matters, administrative law including judicial review proceedings, intellectual property and trade mark litigation, contentious land and probate matters, employment law, revenue law matters, local and international arbitration of commercial disputes and construction contracts, and among other areas major debt collection as well as personal injury claims. In addition, the organisation has a solid reputation of successfully handling complex family law matters. Members of our team have appeared in all Courts in Jamaica from the Parish Courts, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the United Kingdom; Members of our team are also called to the bar and have appeared in the Supreme Courts of Turks & Caicos Islands and Guyana.
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our team has in depth knowledge and experience in the inner workings of conflict resolution outside of court whether by way of arbitration, mediation and conciliation proceedings.
Our team has developed well known expertise in the niche practice area of telecommunications law. We represent a variety of major local and international telecoms clients and our services include advising clients on regulatory requirements, drafting of and reviewing commercial agreements and telecommunications litigation.
Our team specialises in handling family matters including : divorce, maintenance of spouses and children, custody of and access to children, injunctive relief, habeas corpus proceedings, division of spousal property including consensual agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, expert legal opinions and advice as to Jamaican family law and private international family law including: litigation of jurisdictional issues in international parental kidnapping and peremptory return of children cases.
Trusts, Probate, Administration and Estate Planning
Our team provides a comprehensive services in the preparation and interpretation of Wills, Deed Polls and Powers of Attorney. We also advise on estate planning and the implications of estate tax and other applicable liabilities, as well as assisting clients to obtain Probate and Letters of Administration. We also establish Trusts and act in contentious Probate and Administration matters.
Corporate and Commercial law
We offer commercial services to local, international and multinational entities and financial institutions in regulatory and compliance requirements, formation of companies and registration of overseas companies, bankruptcy, liquidation, Insolvency, corporate restructuring, documentation of Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s), bond issues, Insurance and corporate secretarial services. We also advise directors, shareholders, financial institutions, individual lenders and borrowers on regulatory and compliance issues, loan agreements, security documentation, debt financing and venture capital financing, as well as on privatization, mergers and acquisition, joint venture agreements and partnerships.
Employment and Industrial Relations
Our team has considerable experience representing clients in matters concerning labour negotiations, redundancies, drafting and interpretation of employment contracts, termination of employment, unjustifiable dismissal and other labour related disputes.
We offer services to a comprehensive range of local and international entities covering all aspects of licensing, registration and renewal of trademarks and patents, copyright infringement protection including passing off claims and general intellectual property law.
Conveyancing, Real Estate, Mortgages and Securitization
Our team operates a full and highly respected real estate practice. We represent several financial lending institutions, commercial developers, Property Managers, Vendors and Purchasers and other players in the real estate market. Our services include: assisting with regulatory requirements for planning developments for residential and commercial properties, commercial financing and securitization, individual mortgages and strata applications for commercial developments, as well as multi-unit dwellings and offices. We provide services in conjunction with our litigation team in contentious real estate litigation, and arbitration of real estate acquisitions and property finance disputes.