Ex-cop expects ‘exciting journey’ as a lawyer
Former police officer in Barbados and the Cayman Islands, Alvan Babb, is now a practising attorney-at-law.
Babb, whose law enforcement career spanned 13 years, was recently called to the Bar in Barbados during a traditional morning ceremony at the Supreme Court, presided over by Acting Chief Justice Sherman Moore. He was introduced by attorney-at-law Junior Allsopp of Ingleside Chambers.
Babb was called to the Bar as a barrister-at-law in England and Wales, at Lincoln’s Inn in London in 2008, after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and the Manchester Metropolitan University with a postgraduate diploma in legal practice.
The former Coleridge and Parry student attended the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica last year, where he successfully completed the Legal Education Certificate, and in March this year he completed his internship in the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions in Kingston, Jamaica.
The St Lucy-born Babb is also a certified mediator and has successfully mediated a number of disputes referred from the courts of Jamaica.
“It is a humbling experience to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Barbados after years of hard work and dedication, and I will do my utmost to uphold the tenets of the profession. For me, this is just the beginning of what I expect will be an exciting journey,” Babb said.
Babb was an instructor at the Royal Cayman Islands Police Training Department, where he taught law and police policy and procedures. He was also case file administrator for the police service, being responsible for reviewing and providing investigative direction on case files prosecuted by the police. (PR)