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‘Stop picking lawyers at random’

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‘Stop picking lawyers at random’

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BARBADIANS must “shop” better for legal representation to reduce the chance of being exploited.
President of the Barbados Bar Association, Leslie Haynes QC, made this point today, while expressing the association’s deep concern about lawyers ending up in the court for unprofessional conduct.
Haynes said in some cases Barbadians did a more thoughtful job of grocery shopping than of selecting a lawyer.
He said they have to stop picking a lawyer at random or choosing one simply because a friend suggested a name.
He was reacting to comments about the number of lawyers charged in recent times with misconducting their clients’ affairs, including holding on to their money.