MP’s son admitted to the BarSir Richard Cheltenham QC congratulates new barrister Brian Clarke. (NB)
Fri, August 10, 2012 - 9:00 AM
IT WAS A happy occasion for the Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) for St George North, Gline Clarke, when his son Brian was admitted to the Barbados Bar Association yesterday.
The 26-year-old was introduced to the Bar by top Barbadian attorney Sir Richard Cheltenham QC and Chief Justice Marston Gibson presided over the proceedings.
The MP told the DAILY NATION that he was privileged to witness his son achieve “what he always wanted him to achieve”.
“I believe that he will be a good lawyer once he continues to work in his tradition. I believe that he will make a contribution to his society and to his country,” said the MP.
Meanwhile, Sir Richard said he was honoured and delighted to have made the admission, noting that he has known the young lawyer before he “was even born”.
“This is only the beginning and I have reminded him that he now has to take the law seriously, embrace his profession, practices and traditions while finding time to read,” said the long-standing friend of the family.
And now that the newly admitted Bar member has the formalities out of the way, he is looking forward to a successful career in corporate law and other areas in the field that he intends to branch into.
He studied at the De Montfort University, Leicester and was called to the Bar in England and is preparing to be admitted to the Canadian Bar.
“This is special because it is a formality that needed to be done. I wasn’t ever studying towards this day, it is more about what happens afterwards,” said Clarke. (AH)
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