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Public Defender sending new legal team to Tivoli Enquiry

Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 9:24 AM
Arlene Harrison-Henry - File

Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry says a new legal team has been appointed to represent the office in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.



The legal team includes, Lord Anthony Gifford, William Panton, Michael Lorne and Gillian Burgess.



When the enquiry started last year, Lorne was the the main lawyer for the office of the Public Defender.



Harrison-Henry says while she was sure Lorne would have stayed on the team, capacity issues gave rise to the need for more dedicated lawyers.



Meanwhile, the human rights says there has been limited time to prepare since taking over as Public Defender last month.



However, Harrison-Henry says she is confident her team will do well.



She also says several applications are to be made before the commission this morning.



The Public Defender also says she will be moving to improve the assistance to residents to prepare for the enquiry.



She says budgetary allocations have been made to provide emotional support and psychological help to the people of Tivoli Gardens.



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