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British judge wants Speaker to prove Silk Legal is authorised to represent him

- after he said it has claimed in court there was no authorisation for Gov’t to hire Silk Legal
Even though there seems to be no confusion in the public that Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock, left, was acting in his official capacity as Speaker when he had Silk Law file an injunction in the High Court against three United Kingdom (UK) lawyers working for the UK-sponsored Commission of Inquiry, British Judge Adrian Jack, right, has asked Hon Willock to show evidence of this. Photo: GIS/Internet Source/File
Silk Legal, during the Commission of Inquiry (CoI), is representing the Members of the HoA who are not Ministers. This includes Speaker Julian Willock. Photo: VINO/File
Silk Legal, during the Commission of Inquiry (CoI), is representing the Members of the HoA who are not Ministers. This includes Speaker Julian Willock. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even though there seems to be no confusion in the public that Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Willock was acting in his official capacity as Speaker when he had Silk Law file an injunction in the High Court against three United Kingdom (UK) lawyers working for the UK-sponsored Commission of Inquiry, British Judge Adrian Jack has asked Hon Willock to show evidence of this.

Hon Willock, through Silk Law, had subsequently withdrawn his application; however, legal expenses were incurred by the defendants.

Who will pay court costs?

According to court documents, the defendants are claiming $71,388.59 in court costs and the Attorney-General is claiming $6,084.

But UK lawyer Adrian Jack, who has had nothing but chiding words for Hon Willock during the short life of the matter, is now asking Hon Willock to prove that Silk Law was representing him in his official capacity and not in a private capacity.

The Judge noted that Mrs Fiona Forbes-Vanterpool of the AG's Chambers has said there was no agreement between the Speaker and Government regarding legal expenses.

Hon Willock’s lawyers were supposed to provide such evidence to the contrary on September 14, 2021.

Silk Legal, during this CoI, is representing the Members of the HoA who are not Ministers. This includes Speaker Willock.

Conflict of interest?

Virgin Islands News Online has also understood there are some questions as to whether UK national Mr Jack should have taken up the case since he is believed to be friends with CoI Commissioner Gary R. Hickinbottom and Governor John J. Rankin.

The case was originally assigned to Justice Gerhard Wallbank; however, it was reportedly ‘wrestled’ away from him by Justice Jack.

22 Responses to “British judge wants Speaker to prove Silk Legal is authorised to represent him”

  • Thinker (15/09/2021, 07:12) Like (50) Dislike (3) Reply
    AND THE QUESTION IS , WHAT DOES THE SPEAKER HAVE TO SAY FOR HIMSELF .
  • My girl (15/09/2021, 07:12) Like (14) Dislike (96) Reply

    Keep fighting for we the people mr Willock we are with you don’t mind the w**** people and the haters blogging on the other sites

  • hmmm (15/09/2021, 07:18) Like (7) Dislike (52) Reply

    This ***** is with the colonialism gang for sure.

  • Integrity matters (15/09/2021, 08:39) Like (5) Dislike (31) Reply
    The British are at it again the judge need to recuse himself from this case
  • ... (15/09/2021, 09:53) Like (8) Dislike (51) Reply
    meanwhile the three coi lawyers continue to break the law while distracting us with this crap.

    Of course the speaker is acting in his official capacity
  • CS (15/09/2021, 10:21) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
    the AG herself didn’t support the Speakers position, is that not telling enough?!
  • WWF - Hulk Hogan (15/09/2021, 10:24) Like (9) Dislike (9) Reply
    The case was originally assigned to Justice Gerhard Wallbank; however, it was reportedly ‘wrestled’ away from him by Justice Jack.

    Do I LOL or SMH? The depths we will sink to.
  • birds of a feather (15/09/2021, 11:37) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
    I do not trust any one who is friends with Habottom and rankin
  • T (15/09/2021, 12:28) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    " THE JUDGE NOTED THAT MRS.FIONA FORBES -VANTERPOOL . OF THE AG'S CHAMBERS HAS SAID THERE WAS NO AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SPEAKER AND GOVT.... REGARDING LEGAL EXPENSES . HON WILLOCK'S LAWYERS WERE SUPPOSED TO PROVIDE SUCH EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY ON SEPT...14, 2021. "
  • ann (15/09/2021, 12:29) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    White power
    • @Ann (16/09/2021, 10:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You know what happens when people mix right? Soon everyone will be some form of colored & white supremacy will be no more. The “third world” is about to boom. Better start making friends with the Russians now haha.
  • hog city (15/09/2021, 17:03) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    we with the esteemed he will be vindicated as usual
  • Nice (15/09/2021, 17:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who will pay? Who to blame? Somebody got to take the blame….
  • @HOG CITY (15/09/2021, 18:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    YEP HIP HIP HOORAY
  • Just saying…. (15/09/2021, 20:49) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just hope Fahie don’t throw him under the bus


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