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Who can trust Jamaican lawyers?

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM


Several years ago, we sold an apartment in Montego Bay. The now-deceased lawyer retained a considerable sum of money from the sales under the spurious claim that this was owed for maintenance. No amount of proof that this was well in excess of the maintenance owed persuaded her to return our money, or to pay the maintenance balance.

We took the matter to the General Legal Council on more than one occasion, which sided with the lawyer.

When she died, several years later, we were finally refunded by her partner, but, strangely, from a personal account in the USA.

Who can have confidence in lawyers in Jamaica?