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Nicholls knocks legal system

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Nicholls knocks legal system

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PROMINENT ATTORNEY Philip Nicholls has described theft and money laundering charges he faced three years ago as “ludicrous”. He has also criticised a legal system which he describes in his recently-published book as being “in a total mess”.

At the launch of the book More Binding Than Marriage: The Perils Of A Legal Partnership at The Cricket Legends, Fontabelle last week, Nichollls said: “The charges that were levelled against me were ludicrous because it was alleged that I had taken the money for my personal benefit when anyone who checked the accounts . . . would have seen that I had borrowed and paid over $2 million into the firm . . .”.

Arrested by members of the Fraud Squad in October 2013 Nicholls was charged with the two offences in relation to $674 172 belonging to a client in a real estate sale.

He chronicled circumstances surrounding that arrest and the relationship to his partnership in the collapsed law firm Cottle Catford, as well as his experiences as a former secretary of the Barbados Cricket Association. (GC)

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