Two legal titans to be honoured
The Jamaican Bar Association is to honour two of its legal luminaries at its annual banquet to be held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on July 10.
B. St Michael Hylton, QC, and Trevor E. DeLeon will be recognised for their sterling contribution to the practice of law.
Hylton is a distinguished lawyer with more than 35 years of experience, primarily as a commercial litigator, with a career that spans both the private and public sectors.
In 1995, he was appointed Queen's Counsel, and after a very successful career in private practice, he was appointed Solicitor General of Jamaica in January 2001. In recognition of his contributions to law and public service, Hylton was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 2006.
He has since returned to private practice and continues to demonstrate his expertise in advocacy. He has successfully argued appeals in the Privy Council on a vast range of matters, including constitutional and administrative law, taxation and intellectual property.
Hylton has led numerous organisations and ministerial committees in the island and the region. He is the current chairman of the General Legal Council, a position he has held since 2010.
DeLeon was admitted in 1965 to practise as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Jamaica, and thereafter as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England. He is a former partner of the law firm Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co, and is a legal stalwart, particularly in the area of conveyancing.
He is considered one of Jamaica's leading real estate attorneys and his success steered his firm's involvement in several major real estate deals.
DeLeon has contributed significantly to the Jamaican Bar Association, having sat on its conveyancing committee for many years. He is a notary public for Jamaica and he continues to serve as a member of several corporate boards.