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Global Guide

General Business Law: Dispute Resolution — Jamaica

Star Individuals

Michael Hylton QC

Hylton Powell

From the Chambers Global guide

The "very detailed" Michael Hylton QC of Hylton Powell remains a standout litigation lawyer in the jurisdiction, one source going so far as to call him "one of the best litigation attorneys across the whole of the Caribbean." He has extensive experience in commercial disputes, including those related to intellectual property, tax and constitutional law. Sources highlight him for his "lightning responses," in addition to "his efficiency and practical approach."

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Band 1

Lloyd Barnett

From the Chambers Global guide

Established sole practitioner Lloyd Barnett continues to be one of the most respected litigators in the market, especially in regard to constitutional law. Peers note that he is "very insightful, extremely industrious and very, very persuasive." Sources also say: "His ability to determine the issue and how to approach it is hard to match; he's an excellent lawyer."

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Band 1

Sandra Minott-Phillips QC

Myers, Fletcher & Gordon

From the Chambers Global guide

The highly experienced Sandra Minott-Phillips QC is a key partner in the firm's litigation department. She often acts for major clients before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Jamaica, and has particular expertise in banking and securities cases. Market sources praise the "high quality of her work, both in preparation and advocacy," and regard her as "very thorough and effective before the court."

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Band 1

W John Vassell QC

DunnCox

From the Chambers Global guide

Consultant John Vassell QC is a highly regarded litigator in Jamaica. Market commentators applaud his ability to combine "tenacity and desire to win" with a "calm, measured and reassuring" demeanour. Sources also describe him as a "fine advocate" who is "well prepared and thinks through all the issues." His practice covers all aspects of commercial dispute resolution, including commercial fraud, intellectual property and insurance cases. One source described him as "a choice representative for any commercial client."

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Band 1

Livingston, Alexander & Levy

From the Chambers Global guide

"Strong advocate" Allan Wood QC is highly regarded for disputes matters. Market sources hail the "quality, breadth and depth of his work." He frequently represents major clients in major insolvency, securities, property and employment cases. Widely acclaimed as a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer, he is also the current chair of Jamaica's General Legal Council.

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Band 2

M. Georgia Gibson Henlin QC

Henlin Gibson Henlin

From the Chambers Global guide

Georgia Gibson Henlin QC of Henlin Gibson Henlin is a well-regarded litigator whose practice covers competition, intellectual property and public law as well as major commercial cases in the telecoms and financial services sectors. Sources compliment her "impressive drive and confidence" and "intense attention to detail." One interviewee went on to say: "She's very on-point when she speaks - she's not searching for notes, she's conversant with the information and what she says makes sense to me as a layman." Her ability to "think on her feet" also garners great acclaim.

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Band 3

Patrick Foster QC

Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner Patrick Foster QC is hailed as "a fine practitioner" in the commercial litigation space. He possesses experience in a number of significant property, tax and constitutional disputes and is also known for his expertise in employment and labour law. Peers consider him to be "one of our foremost practitioners in relation to industrial disputes and tribunals."

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Band 3

Daniella Gentles-Silvera

Livingston, Alexander & Levy

From the Chambers Global guide

A new entrant to these rankings, Daniella Gentles-Silvera is noted as "a solid lawyer and a very good litigator." She is often engaged to assist clients with contract and company disputes, especially in the financial services and telecoms industries.

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Band 3

John G Graham & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

John Graham of John G Graham & Co is a seasoned litigator with expertise across a range of industries. Sources rate him as a "very smart and very confident" lawyer, with others stating that "he has that little bit extra in the work he does."

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Band 3

Grant Stewart Phillips & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Denise Kitson QC is managing partner and head of litigation at Grant Stewart Phillips & Co. She is well regarded in the market for her extensive commercial litigation practice, which encompasses construction disputes, high-profile debt recovery cases and cases in the telecoms sector. Sources attest to her impressive skills and experience in this field.

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Band 3

Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the firm's litigation department, Maurice Manning continues to impress sources as both "a very dependable and capable advocate" and an "excellent lawyer." He typically represents clients in significant insurance litigation, including personal injury claims, but also has expertise in intellectual property and high-value contractual disputes.

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Band 3

Walter H Scott QC

Rattray, Patterson, Rattray

From the Chambers Global guide

Walter Scott QC is managing partner of Rattray, Patterson, Rattray. Sources regard him as "an excellent lawyer," noting his experience and depth of knowledge in relation to a variety of sectors, including mining and gaming.

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