Margot Greene

Attorney-at-law Margot Greene in the News, Aided by Tariq Khan and Woodstock-Riley

Marguerite Woodstock-Riley - Disciplinary Committee

Marguerite Woodstock-Riley – Chairs the Disciplinary Committee

Probate is the procedure by which a will is approved by the Court as the valid and last will of a deceased testator (the person who made the will). It also confirms the appointment of the person named as executor in the willProbate of the Will – Public Legal Information Service of New …

 

Barbadians have become numb to the sloth of the Courts of Barbados. One of the simple functions is to administer the probate process. For many Barbadians what should be a routine procedure is fraught with long delays. To add to the challenge of managing probate, there are the lawyers -officers of the court – who gleefully take advantage of the dysfunctional system.

BU received the following communications that resonated with the household.  So many complaints about lawyers especially from Barbadians in the diaspora. This is one group over the years who has been taken advantage of by lawyers, building contractors to name two.

When I read your paper I am not getting the impression that these legal issues are being taken seriously. Have you any idea as to the number of probate cases that have gone on for many years? Isn’t your silence encouraging and supporting the offenders?

Although it does not help a probate situation has now been in the system since 1995 with no end in site…This is a very large ‘property’ and all the attorneys are doing are ‘Milking the family’ for all that it is worth.. .

Mine is a simple uncontested will which has been in probate since 1997 – awaiting a conclusion and representing gross cover up by the BBA and the administration. There are many like me that I have met in person or heard of.

Why don’t you publish articles or write editorials about real people losing their money and property to lawyers in Barbados? Are you in agreement with what they are doing or are you afraid. It is a disgrace don’t you think?  – Submitted by a frustrated client

TariqKhan

TariqKhan – President of the BBA

Let the record show BU has posted several articles to – Lawyers in the News and Tales of the Courts –  about the judicial and ancillary systems. More than the traditional media. However we empathize with Barbadians everywhere  affected by the sloth of our courts.

Documentation received shows the lawyer at the centre of this complaint was contacted in 1997. Understandably the frustrated client escalated the matter to the Disciplinary Committee of BBA. We write understandably because the last time the Chair of Disciplinary Committee Woodstock-Riley spoke publicly she referred to the backlog of cases to be processed and the fact her committee is supported by volunteers. We have not heard from Tariq Khan the president of the BBA recently. Mr. Khan what have you achieved since taking office except to pad your resume?

The following emails confirm what Barbadians everywhere already know. Honest Barbadians are being held hostage by the ‘system’. The leadership of the judicial ‘system’ needs to intervene before someone is forced to take matters into their hands.

 

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 7:24 PM, Marguerite Woodstock-Riley <mwr@woodstockriley.com> wrote:

Dear xxxxx,

We can appreciate your frustration and advise the following.

As my office advised communication on disciplinary committee matters should be to the disciplinary committee office. The Registrar of the Supreme Court is the Secretary of the committee and deputises someone to act in that role managing the administration of the committee. Unfortunately as you were advised the person who held that position is no longer there , a situation beyond our control as we had little notice . We expect  to have someone in place shortly also working longer hours to move matters forward in a timely way.

The Committee comprises 7 persons and we meet every week  to address all complaints lodged . There is a process involving  reviewing all complaints, asking for further information if necessary , setting and having a hearing if a primafacie case has been made ,then our recommendations are sent to the Court of Appeal for hearing. We can proceed on a matter even if an attorney does not respond .

Your matter has been before the committee and you should be receiving communication from the office.

Please note our Committee addresses  making recommendations for disciplining attorneys such as fines , suspension , removal from the roll for breaches of the code of ethics following the  process outlined. There remains several options for persons to effect resolution of claims.

We can only reassure you that this committee is making every effort to address all current and outstanding matters with the resources we have .

Regards

Marguerite Woodstock-Riley Q.C. LLB(Hons) MPhil(Cantab)

WOODSTOCK RILEY |Attorneys-at-Law

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<bar@caribsurf.com>

Subject: RE: Deed to property

Dear xxxxxx

To clarify, the Bar does not deal with complaints regarding the alleged conduct of Attorneys-at-Law.  These complaints fall within the province of the Disciplinary Committee.  And for good reason.  The function of the Disciplinary is governed by statute under the auspices of the Registrar of the Supreme. I have therefore included the chair of the Disciplinary Committee in my response to you.

I am sorry that you are frustrated with the responses you have received but I am not in a position to address your complaints.  Instead by copying in the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee I expect that she will revert to you directly particularly as you have raised issues regarding the performance of the Disciplinary Committee.

I will however address two of the questions you have raised. I reject any notion that I condone any negative behaviours. You have made allegations regarding the lawyer’s conduct which have to be investigated. I do not believe or indeed assume or have any right to believe that I have a right to the deed of your property. This mode of thinking does not obtain.

I do hope that by this response and by copying the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee, your issues are properly and thoroughly addressed.

Yours,

M. Tariq Khan

Chancery House

High Street, Bridgetown

Barbados

Tel:      (246) 435-8391

Fax:     (246) 436-1920

Cell:     (246) 230-7790

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From: E. [mailto:xxxxxxx]

Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 12:29 PM

To: Tariq Khan

Subject: Deed to property

When I decided to undergo continuous expense in July 2015 to claim the deed to my property I did not think that almost 7 months later I would not have even had a response from the Disciplinary Committee where it is stated that there would be a response within 21 days

Even on December 21st I sent you another email and you have yet to respond. I have also made several calls to Ms Marguerite- Riley’s office and was last informed by her secretary that she will be communicating with me soon…As of today there has been no response or communication from her or the disciplinary committee.

In December, I also spoke to Mr Clyde Cummings who also informed me that I would have something in writing in a short while but after receiving no communication I again called on..Jan 19th and at that time I was informed that Mr Cummings no longer works for the BBA Disciplinary Committee and hat Margo Greene has refused to respond to the committee.

At this point I continue to have several  questions:

1. Why is Ms Greene still practicing law in Barbados since she has refused  to follow the law of the land and to conduct herself in a professional manner?

2. What is the justification for your condoning of this negative behavior of Ms Greene?

3. Do you or Ms Greene believe that you have more of a right to the deed of my property than I do?

I have been informed that this is not the only instance of Ms Greene’s unprofessionalism. I also saw in the Barbados underground that this unprofessionalism is a part of the practice in the BBA. I have been trying very hard to keep this out of the public arena…I guess that is where it belongs now…don’t you agree?

An immediate response would be appreciated. I am confident that if this was your property that you would not have been as ‘accepting’ of this maltreatment and unprofessionalism…

Have a blessed day!

XXXX XXXXX

Until this matter is resolved BU will add Margot Greene, Tariq Khan and Woodstock-Riley to the BU Lawyers in the News section.

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118 Comments on “Attorney-at-law Margot Greene in the News, Aided by Tariq Khan and Woodstock-Riley”

  1. Well Well & Consequences February 18, 2016 at 8:59 AM #

    David…that is how they operate, alot of them, straight out of law school they are mentored by the older, devious repugnant attorneys to practice their evil, because of the various interpretations and misinterpretation s of the laws, the legal system acts as a shiled to protect their evil ways…dont mind deceitful Linda..the Chief Justice has to change this or there are people outside of Barbados who will make sure Bajan lawyers or lawyers whoractice in Barbados will not be able to practice anywhere outside of Barbados.

    They have brought this on themselves….check this out, enough is enough.

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  2. Linda February 18, 2016 at 1:53 PM #

    Seems like I hit a nerve or two. I don’t care to be frank. There are persons on this blog who feel that they can intimidate anyone with a different view. I will not have sympathy for anyone who sits on their ass and runs to the nation or any other news medium when there are mechanisms for them to fight their cause. I have a friend who has similar issue with a well known QC and an action has been launched to challenge the circumstances in which the document was signed. My friend will go to the CCJ if need be. Those fellows up there interested in the law and not in hiding up for anybody. When I speak it is not idly, I know all too well what can happen out there and you must do all within your power to secure your rights. I prefer this approach to whining in the nation.

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  3. TheGazer February 18, 2016 at 2:38 PM #

    @Linda. 6:31 A.M.

    I do not fully understand your logic.

    First you point out that in the current system, citizens are treated based on their social rank. I get the impression that you accept this, and you are willing to work with this inequity (iniquity). Then you described a system is devoid of any real process; after a citizen enters the door of the office then he/she is subjected to the whims of the public servants (seems more like masters) that they encounter; and then you conclude by suggesting that the ordinary citizen depends on the “whole system criminal and civil, not just the disciplinary committee” to get what they want.

    I was astounded at this suggestion, but you had to go even further and suggest that a citizen continue to act like Sisyphus and avoid the local press. It seems as if you would prefer that the meaningless dances continue in the darkness of the night rather than face the light of public scrutiny. It seems as if public scrutiny is the last thing you want.

    Shame on you.

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  4. Well Well & Consequences February 18, 2016 at 4:23 PM #

    Linda….it’s good to know you understand how Bajans have been victimized by certain, but too many, lawyers for decades and have very little to no recourse. Not all clients have the money to hire another attorney to fight a dishonest attorney all the way to the CCJ….and the clients who are victims would not have to go to the CCJ if there was any recourse and relief for them through the bar association, disciplinary committee or the court of appeals in Barbados.

    Not one of you are honest enough to provide that service pro bono.

    You will not like this but look out for many more clients and others going to the press to assert their rights that attorneys love to violate…..ya’ll like too many nasty secrets, that’s why so many people have been victimized in secret, they did not go to the press, as they should.

    But everyone of the nasty lawyers will be exposed for the world to see everywhere, everyone, people have a right to be protected. Because the island is small, that does not give any attorney the right to violate clients with conflict of interest to that level…that attorney would not only be disbarred but would ge5 an even heavier sanction for working against his client like that….as it is, he will regret doing it, that’s for sure, but it will be a lesson well learned when we are through with him.

    The good attorneys need not fear, if the continue to work within the realm of ethics as they were trained.

    The Chief Justice and judges, as they are the ones in charge of the supreme court and their various courtrooms, have to stop these lawyers from dragging out cases for decades through adjournments, giving dishonest attorneys all the time they need to practice their destructiveness against clients and others.

    Cases that can be finished in one year take 5 or 10 years, because of lying lawyers. I have seen one drag out an issue with getting a doctor’s examinatio,n drag it out for over a year, lying to the judge each time he opened his mouth, and of course the plaintiffs attorney says nothing, because that’s his partner…clients have to speak up and tell the judges what their lawyers are doing.

    I have seen how some of these lawyers maliciously lie to the judges, it’s time the judges put their foot down.

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  5. Monica (@Em47Dr) February 18, 2016 at 5:13 PM #

    Linda (and people like you) need to STFU…Why don’t you reread the post, then visit the BBA website and read the expectations of the Disciplinary Committee, the ethical expectations of the BBA…as a matter of fact, anyone who is a professional and then use your time to help those hundreds or thousands of Barbadians who are experiencing what this person is reporting…You do not need any more information unless you are ‘trying the case’ or plans to do something about it..
    Did this story hit a nerve? Are you guilty of the same offenses as these attorneys and so see the need to protect them?
    I was educated in Barbados and unfortunately did not know that this level of ‘thievery’ was present and I am glad about that since this spectacle is a crime… it is embarrassing and certainly does not speak well of the country. Did these attorneys learn this as a part of their curriculum? The entire system need to be investigated and overhauled…
    Finally, there is always someone at the top so, who is Mr Kahn responsible to? If he cannot do his job then he needs to be called to task for it…. As the President of the BBA isn’t he embarrassed about these behaviors? What the hell is his job?
    So Linda… again…STFU and investigate, and then see what you can do instead of idle talk…There are too many people in Barbados who is being punished and threatened by this crap…and these incompetent people…and losing their livelihood..
    PS… The next time that you open your mouth to spew forth this knowledge tell us about what you have done to help and are doing …don’t waste our time..

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  6. David February 18, 2016 at 7:03 PM #

    @Hants

    BU posted a while ago about the state of probate. In essence, something that used to take only 3 months for an uncontested probate is now taking over two years, here is the link - 

    https://barbadosunderground.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/tales-from-the-courts-the-tangled-web-of-probate-applications-part-xix/.

    On the matter of the Disciplinary Committee of the BA the BU family should have a look at Section  18 of the Legal Professions Act and at Schedule 4 of that Act. The problem with delays is that members of the committee rarely turn up and it is almost impossible to form a quorum.  It is a serious problem, with lawyers not turning up in case they go against a member of the brotherhood. The usual, if you delay enough, it will go away.

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  7. Hants February 18, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

    Thanks David.

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  8. Crusoe February 18, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    TheGazer February 18, 2016 at 2:38 PM #

    Quite simply, ‘Linda’ is being disingenuous, only trying to put a pin in the issue, rather than provide any real way forward, while writing on the pretext of knowing a more suitable way.

    In reality ‘Linda’ added nothing of value other than a feeble attempt to obfuscate the matter.

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  9. Well Well & Consequences February 18, 2016 at 8:46 PM #

    They continue to cover up for each other and hide each other’s dirty secrets, it’s now time for the citizens to expose it all in order to protect themselves going forward. Someone showed me a letter yestday that they wrote to the Chief Justice re those who are blatantly trying to steal his property on the island, with no end of lawyers ready, willing and able to help these vicious business people rob the man of his property, yet you cannot find one lawyer on the island willing to defend this man and help him fight for what is his, they are all more than happy to help the thieves relieve him of it, no problem there, he cannot trust one, because most of them work together and against clients.

    I remember talking to a friend years ago where his lawyer was helping someone steal his land, he went to the bar association to complain and was shocked that the same dude was bar president, those were the days before they started setting 2 year term limits for bar presidents, so dont let anyone tell you rubbish, bar association as well as disciplinary committee are only useful to the lawyers, both entities are useless to everyone else.

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  10. Bush Tea February 18, 2016 at 9:27 PM #

    @ Well Well
    They continue to cover up for each other and hide each other’s dirty secrets, it’s now time for the citizens to expose it all in order to protect themselves going forward.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    …so you see why Alden Blackman is a boss….?
    He not only exposes their ass ….. but does it with humour, style, photos and dogged persistence….

    The man is a Moses…..
    LOL
    He mek Caswell look like a likkle boy yuh….🙂

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  11. Linda February 18, 2016 at 10:54 PM #

    @Gazer, what does going to the press achieve? Did it result in the gentleman getting back the property? Can the disciplinary association give back the property? No. Is he interested in the property or a name and shame exercise.

    @Monica, I am glad that you mentioned you were educated because one would never know it from reading your post. Clearly comprehension was not a course introduced to you during your formative years. You would have to be some sort of moon donkey to suggest that no more information is needed unless someone is trying the case. Before you tell anyone to stfu you should check yourself because you are simply illogical and ignorant.

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  12. Bush Tea February 18, 2016 at 11:05 PM #

    What does going to the press achieve…?

    ..Transparency….
    ..Loss of business to dishonest professionals whose deeds were previously unknown
    ..Loss of reputation
    ..Pressure on officials to do their jobs instead of secretly holding papers for friends
    ..Encourage other victims to share their experiences
    ..Discourage other lawyers from stealing for fear of exposure and embarrassment
    ..Shame the police into doing their jobs
    ..Educate the whole society about the crookedness of lawyers
    ..Embarrass Jeff and the other facilitators at CHILL as to the poor quality of their alumni
    ..Get the victim’s money back (as per the Speaker’s victim)
    ..Give Bushie some more shiite to whack…

    The press can be even more effective that it seems at first glance…. Now if only someone would ‘go to the press’ about the piss poor work being done by the press…..

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  13. Sargeant February 19, 2016 at 12:13 AM #

    @Linda
    @Gazer, what does going to the press achieve? Did it result in the gentleman getting back the property? Can the disciplinary association give back the property?
    ++++++++++
    Looks like you are thumbing your nose at the individual who complained the Press and has achieved little or no satisfaction. Going to the Press is the only option that some people have rather than trust their fate and more hard earned savings to some of the money grabbers that call themselves lawyers. It seems that they are a law unto themselves with no one to enforce any rules or regulations as only they “know” the law. Your comments suggest that you are running interference for them by blaming the “‘Registry” for all their ills as in the “Registry” can’t find he file or one has to wait indefinitely for the “Registry” to deliver documents. There are many rotten apples in that barrel that is the Bar Association and the Bajan public has lost faith in it as an institution and the members as a whole, people like you should be happy that Bajans complain to the Press rather than seek desperate measures to resolve their issues.

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  14. Shirf February 19, 2016 at 12:52 AM #

    David there are a few genuine awyers who will explain the process of executing the will, and some with no fix office who will take your money and not complete . I hate naked but when she names themI am happy. Let them have an idea how people feel when they cannot get a completed business transaction. I would like to find a lawyer who will help me take another lawyer to court

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  15. Violet C Beckles February 19, 2016 at 4:02 AM #

    Bush Tea February 18, 2016 at 11:05 PM #

    What does going to the press achieve…?

    ..Transparency….
    ..Loss of business to dishonest professionals whose deeds were previously unknown@

    Press what even Barbados Today still blocking my postings, they just wasting time , no need to waste them with them , We get more from blogging, All the NEWS is Barbados is in the pockets of the BDLP, and the rich white man and friends,only to cover up and make them look good, We have not bought a NEW papers in over 3years,,, no coupons for any savings, push push junk food and lies, love to see them go out of business,

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  16. Crusoe February 19, 2016 at 5:00 AM #

    While there are a number of good lawyers, as with any profession, there are clearly those who bring the profession into disrepute.

    What I suggest, is that there is a clear need to address and change the rules for probate, including a requirement that where probate is not completed within a specific time frame, the matter automatically goes to a supervising magistrate for review.

    This should be easy to administer, matching deaths to wills and this can be done by computer.

    Additionally, ability to bring light to a case of probate, to a supervising magistrate, should be possible.

    There will be those who protest, but look, if the system broke… fix it.

    I do not see this as a registry issue, as some are claiming, because we KNOW that some lawyers drag things out, so don’t come and blame just the registry. That is disingenuous.

    This requires the attention of the bar as a profession and they can suggest alternate rules to the CJ and Judges for consideration.

    Or leave it to the public to do, by writing constantly about it and proposing alternate process rules.

    Which is it?

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  17. pieter pieper February 19, 2016 at 11:04 AM #

    @ Shirf

    In Barbados, it’s next to impossible ! But maybe you should check Naked Departure or the lawyer who took Carrington to court ! Good luck !

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  18. Well Well & Consequences February 19, 2016 at 4:55 PM #

    Bushman…tell Linda, she will see what going to the press will achieve when we are finished with that lowlife fellow attorney of hers who feels he can waltz into Barbados and disenfranchise a severely injured client because that is what he has seen a lot of Bajan lawyers do….time Linda.

    In case you do not realize it, going to the press will alert Bajans to stop trusting lawyers…all the gentleman have to do now is get that despicable, lowlife ghoul for a lawyer’s name on Naked Departure, complete with photo and everyone worldwide will know he steals from the dead.

    Look how far they have come, in 2005 I was asking people in Barbados why they were not exposing lawyers who victimize them, in 2016 they are being exposed complete with photos….this started happening when a concerned citizen visiting from the US, had a belly full of Caroline Herbert’s nastiness, when complaining to the other crook David Simmins, then CJ, she was ignored, complained to Wilfred Abrahams, then bar association president and later found out he was Simmons’ son in law, she wss ignored and Herbert protected until the citizen unmasked her for everyone to see….come a long way, it will get worse for the dirty lawyers.

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  19. Crusoe February 20, 2016 at 7:52 AM #

    Ironically, ‘Linda’ speaks about violence….. who was the last person to pull a gun on a lawyer?

    Allegedly a Parliamentarian… no less, in Parliament yard!!!

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  20. Bush Tea February 20, 2016 at 8:06 AM #

    LOL @ Crusoe
    ….and look how meek and mild that lawyer has been ever since….
    The shiite hound (formerly called ‘PitBull’) make be good for something after all…

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  21. The Gazer February 20, 2016 at 9:49 AM #

    Bushie does more in a few short sentences, than some of us do with a thousand words.

    I am still struggling with the advice of “not to go to the press” and am wondering if this hold for all circumstances. Obviously, it applies when I am dissatisfied with the work of my learned counselor; but does it also apply if my lawyer does a good job for me,

    If it does not apply in this case, then we have a double standard? and if it does then lawyering is a strange profession as it does not want anyone who practices law to have good spoken of them.

    Previously, I have claimed to have no knowledge of the law, but as a self-appointed judge on BU, I must say ? The Gazer, your objection is sustained”.

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  22. Well Well & Consequences February 20, 2016 at 10:03 AM #

    Stangely enough the Gazer, no one puts the names of the good lawyers in Barbados on social media and that includes the lawyers who defend the bad lawyers, one would think that the time they took to defend the evil lawyers, they would be happy to give us, by publicizing a list of names of the good lawyers so people would know who they are and avoid the vicious one that they have acknowledge exist on the island…..could it be they just want victims to continue to be victimized by evil greedy conflict of interest practicing lawyers, is there something in it for them that they dont want the public to know who the good lawyers are….tell me Linda, the time you wasted posting shit, you could have posted the names of the good lawyers, we invite you to do so.

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  23. Gabriel February 20, 2016 at 11:21 AM #

    Why is it that doctors and lawyers are not permitted to advertise their services.The media and PR folk should cry foul…..they are being robbed of earnings.

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  24. Well Well & Consequences February 20, 2016 at 11:34 AM #

    They should be Gabriel, instead, they are allowed to hide behind anonymity and for years the dishonest ones used the anonymity as a shield to practice pure evil, could you believe in this day and age there are lawyers practicing conflict of interest with the tacit acknowledgement and blessing of the bar association, it’s president and the disciplinary committee, it’s no use complaining to either of them about conflict of interest practiced by attorneys…..we can just hope that the disgusting practice against clients, is not being enabled with the knowledge of the current chief justice Marston Gibson and the judges, as it was allowed under the last crooked chief justice David Simmons.

    Just imagine what a client is subjected to in the supreme court when their attorney is also working for the defense, represents for the defense by “holding papers” in various cases. That client could never be adequately or fairly represented by that vicious and dishonest attorney.

    People be warned, this is reality in Barbados..

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  25. Bush Tea February 20, 2016 at 11:38 AM #

    @ The Gazer
    Thanks for the compliment, but to be honest it is just that Bushie ain’t got the lotta pretty talk like Miller and Dee Ingrunt Word….else the Bushman would flaunt it too…🙂

    @ Gabriel
    Why is it that doctors and lawyers are not permitted to advertise their services.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Same reason that Pickpockets and robbers don’t….
    If these people honestly advertised what they did for a living they would be locked up…

    @ Well Well
    Get your facts straight…. Every day the names of the good lawyers in Barbados are advertised in all the media…. Even on BU…
    …and when a good one is eventually found, that advertised list will cease being blank…. ha ha ha LOL

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  26. Gabriel February 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM #

    Appearing in today’s issue of Kaieteur News,Guyana
    “PROMINENT ATTORNEY’S WIFE MAKES SAD PLEA TO THE NATION
    Dear Editor,
    I write to you because like so many citizens needing relief,one does not know in the present state of affairs in Guyana,to whom one should apply,who is the competent authority,to ask for advice or help.I divorced Mr Ashton Chase in 1976 and since then the years between 1976 and 2011,this case has gone back and forth in the judicial system.
    Eventually it reached the Appeals Court.I was awarded in July 2011,the sum of $77,866 per month permanent maintenance due on the first of every month.I took the precaution of writing my bank and informing the general manager there that I was opening a special account with them to receive payments for permanent maintenance due to me from Mr Ashton Chase in accordance with the court decision.A copy of my letter to the bank was sent to Mr Chase.
    However,there have been failures to make these payments.Recently there have been five months unpaid.I am 88 years old,very unwell,living alone and vulnerable to the cost of living and paying increasing medical expenses in the sum
    With the removal of subsidies for electricity and water for pensioners,this situation becomes even more desperation.I should mention that I was advised that I was entitled to division of property,but that case was never heard since it took from 1976 to 2011 to get hearings for the permanent maintenance case—35 years old.I do not know if this is correct but it appears to me that this deliberate flouting of the court orders constitute”contempt of court”.Thanking you and hoping for early relief.
    Audrey Salamalay Chase”

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  27. Well Well & Consequences February 20, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    That’s just criminal…notice that the laws of those little islamds are only observed for certain people, but flouted and disrespected for others and certain things, they make a mockery of the legal system, deliberately and with malice.

    Imagine an attorney refuses to adequately and competently represent his client, took the case knowing he is creating a conflict of interest situation, but before that, in 2011 he had the nerve to diligently and as Nichills said “skillfully” represent a fellow attorney at the court of appeals who with another partner, stole millions of dollars of clients money from the law firm in which she was a partner…do you believe that piece of shit lawyer.

    Now when we are through with him, no one should have sympathy because his next victim might be you.

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  28. Well Well & Consequences February 20, 2016 at 7:29 PM #

    *islands

    as Nicholls said in his book, “skillfully……….

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  29. Hants February 20, 2016 at 8:12 PM #

    Guyana is not an island. lol

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  30. Vincent Haynes February 20, 2016 at 8:25 PM #

    Hants February 20, 2016 at 8:12 PM #

    Guyana is not an island. lol

    Chuckle…..I again rest my case on this fraud.

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  31. Simple Simon February 21, 2016 at 12:47 AM #

    @Gabriel February 20, 2016 at 6:42 PM ““PROMINENT ATTORNEY’S WIFE MAKES SAD PLEA TO THE NATION”

    Bad headline.

    She is NOT the wife of a prominent attorney or indeed of anybody else. Death ends a marriage. Divorce ends a marriage. Once you have divorced you are no longer a wife.

    It seems to me that since she divorced her husband 40 years ago, when she was 48 she would have been better off finding a new husband or training or retraining for a good job, instead of chasing her ex through the courts for the measly sum of $222 BDS per month

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  32. Gabriel February 21, 2016 at 7:53 AM #

    Simon,
    In my opinion you are wrong on both counts,pun not intended.

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  33. Well Well & Consequences February 21, 2016 at 9:58 AM #

    Every idiot including Vincent knows Guyana is part of South America, it is included by the colonists as part of the Carbbean islands….or did you not know that Vincent….you clown…lol

    And Vincent..just in case you are not aware, although Suriname wss named part of the Caribbean, by Dutch colonists, yes they speak Dutch, they too are part of South America, dont try to blame me, blame the colonists whom you seem to know very little about and how they divided and subdivided whole countries and islands, do you know about French Guiana and Dutch Guiana…where are they.?

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  34. The Gazer February 21, 2016 at 10:23 AM #

    There seem to be a strategy of looking for the one small defect in a statement and then using that flaw that to refute the complete statement. Thus “Guyana is not an island” renders everything said by WW&C, to be incorrect.

    I am struggling to recall a posting which had me in chuckles. Here the reader was comparing Barbados now to a pre-independence Barbados.

    I will exaggerate greatly but essentially the argument went something like this “Barbados was better off before independence for we did not have cell phone problems then and now we have those problems”. Essentially, the presenter of the argument ignored history and recent developments to make his point.

    He was comparing apple and oranges.

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  35. Well Well & Consequences February 21, 2016 at 11:08 AM #

    Gazer…that defect in some posters like Vincent highlights their lack in creativity to offer sensible posts, unless they have a very rare light bulb moment.

    Par for the course on here, ya just have to know they exist and call them out. I await Vincent’s “intelligent” reply with baited breath, watch out for it…it’s bound to turn up some day…lol

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  36. David February 22, 2016 at 6:30 AM #

    @Well Well

    You statement about Woodstock-Riley was challenged. Please provide evidence to BU’s inbox by 8PM today to support.

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  37. Well Well & Consequences February 22, 2016 at 11:50 AM #

    What statement…..you mean that the Disciplinary Committee is non-functioning. David….it did not start being non-functioning under Woodstock-Riley, it started years and years before her…she is only carrying on a tradition.

    I will make this easier for the challenger, bring us proof by 8pm today that those boxes of complaints sitting in the disciplinary committee’s office are being addressed, tell us how recently, beside, Therold Fields being disbarred, has any complaint against an attorney been addressed by disciplinary committee, apart from Khan calling for Vonda Pile being penalized, Vonda by the way is still practicing law, despite Khan’s call……the onus is on the committee with Woodstock-Riley as head, to show us what they have done to rein in problems that clients and others have been facing for decades and in so doing…PROVE….me to be a liar.

    I will even go one better, if a certain matter being handled by one of Woodstock-Riley’s countrymen is not handled in an honest, transparent and fair manner to the client before the end of 2016, I will personally contact Woodstock-Riley, because Khan is already aware and if she ignores that matter i will put all the information on BU, complete with documents.

    When you challenge someone, you also present proof that they are lying.

    Woodstock-Riley should have that proof.

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  38. David February 22, 2016 at 12:06 PM #

    @Well Well

    FYI…if you are unable to support in the spirit of goodfaith BU will remove.

    “On a previous post “a Jamaican male lawyer, allowed to practice in Barbados, who deliberately withheld his client’s medical report from the judge and the court, because he feels more comfortable selling his client to the defence. Now it’s being reported that Marguerite Woodstock-Riley, as a head of the Bar Association Disciplinary Committee, is doing the same said thing, its counterproductive to successfully eliminating corruption in the supreme court”.

    “Woodstock-Riley cannot be trusted. ….”

    “….this dude is dangerous to bajan society and a clear and present danger to the administration of justice at the supreme court, just like Marguerite Woodstock-Riley.”

    “she believes she can safely do whatever she likes and by extension all the other corrupt lawyers are riding the same bandwagon”

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  39. Well Well & Consequences February 22, 2016 at 3:28 PM #

    David….remove it if you like, but that will change nothing and will not stop me from posting the relevant documents on here when the right time comes, if the client is in anyway disadvantaged.

    One think I don’t do is back down, when I know that I am not the one being dishonest, I will not be deterred…but if the client is treated fairly, I will have no choice but to be fair to the attorney in question and let BU know.

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  40. David February 22, 2016 at 3:36 PM #

    Thanks Well Well.

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  41. Well Well & Consequences February 22, 2016 at 4:56 PM #

    You are welcome David…I do try to be fair.

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  42. Gabriel February 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM #

    The Kaieteur News yesterday carried the following inter alia,under the caption:

    SELECTIVE MEMORY CAN BE EMBARRASSING
    ………Right now,one of the founding members of the PPP is exhibiting the kind of behavior to his ex-wife that no person should.The woman is now 88 years old but she is finding the going rough.According to the letter the woman wrote,she filed for division of property forty years ago and the matter has not seen the light of day.
    She had to file that matter when J.O.F Haynes was the Chief Justice.Since then,there were Victor Crane,Keith Massiah,Kenneth George,Aubrey Bishop,Cecil Kennard,Desiree Bernard,Carl Singh and Ian Chang(acting).One of them actually made a decision to have this man pay maintenance.This man actually told the court that he was working for a certain sum of money when the truth was different.
    This is a man who argued for justice in the courts on behalf of some of his clients but when it is his turn the situation changes.I know that just recently he was seeking $300,000 from C N Sharma for a case that Steve Surujbally dropped.That is just one case.Imagine what he earns at the end of a year…………..

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