Sources particularly note the strength of this firm's dispute resolution offering, which sees it offer assistance on litigation, debt recovery and insolvency matters. One impressed client enthused: "They were very organised, disciplined and responsive to our needs." It also provides guidance on the full range of corporate governance and transactional issues. The firm regularly acts as local counsel on cross-border instructions, and is cited by international firms as a sound choice in that regard. It is a member of the LexMundi legal network, and clients also benefit from the team's strong relationship with its sister firm in London.
Sandra Minott-Phillips QC is a key figure in the firm's litigation department. Peers acknowledge her considerable abilities in this field, with sources highlighting her diligence and impressive advocacy skills.
Stephen Shelton QC has experience advising on complex contractual disputes, with particular expertise in construction matters. Sources praise his pragmatism and commercial approach: "We found him to be very sensible, and very aware of the commercial reality of the situation."
Managing partner Peter Goldson is noted for his expertise in intellectual property law, having advised numerous well-known brands on their trade mark prosecutions in Jamaica. He is also active on a wide range of commercial transactional matters.
Hilary Reid is well known for her finance and M&A work. Her commitment continues to impress market sources, one of whom said: "I have plenty of time for her. She's bright, and she accelerates when acceleration is needed."
Seasoned practitioner Noel Levy is now a consultant at the firm, having previously been a partner for more than 35 years. He remains an active adviser on construction, tax and mining matters and is well respected in the Jamaican legal community.