‘Increase in complaints’
THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS lodged against lawyers has increased in the last year.
This has been revealed by head of the disciplinary committee of the Barbados Bar Association, Marguerite Woodstock-Riley, QC, who was a guest on Brass Tacks Sunday on VOB.
Woodstock-Riley gave the figures of complaints against lawyers received by the disciplinary committee in the last five years.
The figures revealed that while there were 52 cases lodged in 2011, down from the 57 complaints in 2010, 73 people complained about their legal representation in 2014, 15 more than who did the same in 2013 (58). There were 59 complaints in 2012.
She said the highest figure was in 2007 when 123 complaints were lodged. (HLE)
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