Lawyer barred from practice
The General Legal Council has barred attorney-at-law Oswald James from practising for the next 12 months.
The disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council had a hearing into complaints made against James and took the decision last month that he should be barred.
James was barred for a year following a complaint made against him that he allegedly gave wrong information to the complainant's attorneys-at-law as to the amount of money remaining after the sale of some assets.
James filed an appeal Tuesday against the General Legal Council's decision to stop him from practising for a year.
He is also seeking a stay of execution of the ruling until his appeal is heard.
James was the lawyer who represented the Portmore residents in their legal battle against the Government over the imposition of a toll on the Portmore leg of Highway 2000. The residents were unsuccessful in that case.