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August 30th, 2021
Attorney Michael J. Fay QC writes to CoI about its lawyers practising illegally in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Deputy High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and Queen’s Counsel Mr Michael J. Fay is just one of the legal minds in the Virgin Islands (VI) who have declared that the lawyers working with the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Commission of Inquiry in the VI are doing so illegally, having not been called to the BVI Bar.

March 9th, 2021
'You are the problem!'- Senior Magistrate tells lawyer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards has lashed out against lawyers in the [British] Virgin Islands for what she said were a few shortcomings of persons in that profession that have served to hold back the free flow of the judicial system.

October 5th, 2019
UPDATE: Court docs say Hyman pocketed $$$ in BVI Airways deal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Documents presented to a USA court of law by the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) alleges that former Government Lawyer, Lester Hyman personally profited from the failed BVI Airways, a dereliction of his professional obligations as the Governments' Attorney.

September 21st, 2015
Lawyers challenged to improve working relationship

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - “Justice cannot be served where attorneys do not speak to each other, do not take each other’s phone calls, do not respond to correspondence in a civil manner or at all and it is in fact hampered when colleagues cannot rely on commitments made and when trust is breached.”

March 23rd, 2015
'It’s not me’ –Snr Magistrate on new court rules

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Friday March 20, 2015 set the record straight by informing her court that the recently set ‘strict’ dress code for members of the bar was not her doing and that she also has to comply.

September 18th, 2013
VI lawyers chided for neglecting Legal Aid

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Justice Vicki Ann Ellis has asked that lawyers in the Virgin Islands (VI) run to the Legal Aid Office to volunteer their services, noting that the dire circumstances surrounding legal aid locally have “struck a very real chord” with her.

July 17th, 2013
Lawyers overcharging for small cases – Resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – One resident has complained that lawyers in the Territory are overcharging clients for small cases.

February 28th, 2013
No more lawyers! – resident tells Health Minister

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – One resident has stated that the Territory does not need any more lawyers within its shores. Instead, the resident called for an increase in medical health practitioners and specialists in the medical field.

December 22nd, 2012
Uncooperative lawyers humbug legal aid programme – report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Uncooperative lawyers are being reported as one of the major challenges that affect the functioning of the Social Development Department’s Legal Aid programme.

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