Action against Bar Committee
A woman is taking the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Association to High Court over a complaint about a lawyer in a $600 000 property deal.
Patricia Simpson, 63, wants the court to declare that the Committee’s “delay” in making a recommendation in the case amounts to a refusal to hear and determine her application filed on March 14, 2008.
In addition to seeking a judicial review, Simpson also wants a mandatory order compelling the Committee to make a “reasoned decision” within 14 days of its ruling.
Court documents reveal that Simpson, a Barbadian living in England since 1964, visited Barbados in 2006 and made arrangements with attorney Therold Fields to purchase land and a house in Christ Church. She advanced $5 000 as a reservation deposit and produced a receipt for the amount. (AC)