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Q. What are the procedures for lodging a complaint against an attorney-at-law for professonal misconduct?

A.

  1. A client or any person wanting to complain against an attorney-at-law for professional misconduct must visit the Secretary of the  Disciplinary Committee, located on the premises of the Barbados Bar Association at 'Leeton" Perry Gap, Roebuck Street, St. Michael

 

  1. The client must collect 2 forms:

 

(a)   "A FORM OF APPLICATION AGAINST AN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW"and;

 

(b)   "A FORM OF AFFIDAVIT BY APPLICANT".

The first form must be filled out and signed by the APPLICANT and the second form must be signed by a JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

 

  1. The complaint will then be reviewed by the Committee in a formal hearing to determine if a case of professonal misconduct is made out against the attorney-at-law.

 

  1. Where a case of professional misconduct have been determined the Committee must within 21 days forward to the Chief Justice a report of its findings and any recommendation for appropriate sanctions to be instituted agianst the attorney-at-law.

 

 

  1. The matter is then heard before the Court of Appeal and the court shall either endorse the recommendation of the Committee or institute its own sanctions against the attorney-at-law.






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