Bar association head welcomes opening for new senior counsel

Head of the Guyana Bar Association, Ronald Burch-Smith says that having attorneys apply to the Office of the Chancellor of the Judiciary to be elevated to Senior Counsel is long overdue and welcomed.

He told Stabroek News yesterday that there was no reason for such appointments not to be made every four or five years pointing out that there was no law governing the appointments and how they should be administered in Guyana. Burch-Smith said that for comparison purposes the Law Society of England and Wales appointed Queen’s Counsel on a percentage basis, ensuring that a standard percentage is always taken from those eligible to hold the post.

Burch-Smith stated that “it is a very important appointment and a mark of recognition for excellent work,” adding that based on skills, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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