Corporate Citizen

Chancery Chambers is committed to an active engagement in local, regional as well as international social and environmental stewardship.  It recognises the importance of the development of young persons through the inculcation of appropriate values and the acquisition of relevant skills; acknowledging that appropriate youth development adds exponentially to ultimate yet ongoing growth and maturity of society as a whole.

To that end, the firm has for many years actively supported the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for Young People both locally and internationally as well as playing an important role in the annual selection of Barbadian students for attendance at the various United World Colleges scattered over all the continents.  More recently, it has actively engaged with the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children which targets attention and assistance to young disadvantaged Caribbean children up to five years old.

Chancery Chambers and its founder, Sir Trevor Carmichael, have both initiated many community activities which better Barbados, through charity, sponsorship, skill development, and employment opportunities.  As the founder and first Chairman of the Barbados Youth Development Trust, Sir Trevor has been in the forefront of an organization which has consistently recorded the lowest loan default ration among similar organizations with the English speaking Commonwealth.

As a past President of Barbados National Trust, Sir Trevor shared his passion as an avid environmentalist and hobby preservationist by starting the National Trust Hikes, which still takes place every Sunday and remain also possibly the most broad-based local community activity.  Currently an International Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, he has lead activities which have brought in corporate partners to raise in excess of US$100,000 dollars annually.  A few recent charitable activities include: the Royalist Regatta and the Duke of Edinburgh's Golf Tournament.

For the past twenty-three years, Sir Trevor has been the President of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and recently chaired its' 75th years celebrations which represented a blend of activities which sought to bring the Museum closer to its public, and also serves as a catalyst for its development activities.