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Smith may be off Parris team


Smith may be  off Parris team

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SENIOR LAWYER VERNON SMITH, QC, risks being excluded from Leroy Parris’ legal team, which is challenging the rights of a High Court judge to freeze $4.5 million in assets belonging to the former CLICO boss.

The latest development in the CLICO saga follows last Tuesday’s hearing before Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson who declared that neither Smith nor Hal Gollop, QC, could represent their client in the chamber hearing since the two senior lawyers had not paid their membership fees to the Barbados Bar Association.

According to a legal source, former Bar Association president Barry Gale, QC, who is representing a local bank in the case, informed the court that when he raised the issue of non-payment of fees, both attorneys indicated they had no intention of paying.

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