Sir Trevor Carmichael KA, LVO, QC
BSc (Econ), MA, PhD Chairman, Partner
Sir Trevor Carmichael is the Founder and Principal of Chancery Chambers, a premier regional law firm which has gained international recognition, offering a comprehensive legal service to clients with international business and commercial interests.
Sir Trevor is a member of the Barbados Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Inter-American Bar Association and is a Committee Member of the Inter-American Bar Foundation as well as an associate member of the Canadian Bar Association. He holds membership in the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association and was one of the parties responsible for establishing a Barbados Chapter of the International Fiscal Association of which he is Charter President. Sir Trevor has spoken to a wide range of audiences on international, commercial and tax-related matters and has also served as keynote speaker twice at the Canadian Condominium Institute's Annual Meetings in Toronto, Canada.
He is the Barbados Country Chairman of the International Litigation Committee on Business Law of the International Bar Association and a former Deputy Secretary General of the International Bar Association. In addition, he is a Life Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in the United Kingdom, a Life Member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association and a member of the International Law Association.
He has authored over one hundred (100) articles and monographs in the areas of Law, Economics and Public Policy, and he serves as a Panel Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington. He is also a Certified International Arbitrator with the International Centres for Arbitration, and a Vice President of the International Institute of Association and Foundation Lawyers, as well as a Member of the International Council of Environmental Law.
Andrew C. Ferreira QC
Head Commercial and Tax Partner
Andrew C. Ferreira, QC is a member of the Barbados Bar Association, and the Trinidad and Tobago Bar Association; and holds membership in several international organisations, including the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association, the International Law Association and British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and participates at the Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration sponsored under the auspices of the ICC, the AAA and ICSID.
His primary area of legal practice includes the legal aspects of economic development, and he has been involved in several international financing projects, providing advice on structuring, regulatory issues, in international financial transactions and has an extensive knowledge of the commercial, financing, tax and regulatory legal framework in Barbados.
Giles A.M. Carmichael
LL.B (Hons), LL.M, MBA, Managing Consultant, Partner
Giles Carmichael is a Partner at Chancery Chambers and has focused most of his practice on corporate and commercial matters. He advises clients on regulatory issues in the area of banking, insurance and securities and has expertise in the commercial and corporate law. Mr. Carmichael also overseas overall management of the firm.
Giles Carmichael is a member of the American Bar Association, Institute of Directors, International Tax Planning Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. He holds a Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP) designation from Society of Trust and Estate Practioners (STEP and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. (MCIArb) designation from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Durham University, LL.B (Hons), 2005
Suffolk University Law School, LLM, 2006
IE Business School, MBA, 2009
Bryan A.R. Volney
Bryan Volney was admitted to the Barbados Bar on July 24, 1973 as a Solicitor under the Solicitors Act of 1896. On the coming into force of the Legal Profession Act in 1975 he practiced thereafter as an Attorney-at-Law.
Bryan has been at Chancery Chambers since 2001 and practices in the areas of Conveyancing, Wills and probate-related matters.
Angela R. Robinson
B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B (Hons), ACIS
Angela Robinson is an attorney at Chancery Chambers and has focused her work in the ambit of Commercial and Corporate Law and Corporate/Business organizations and has advised multiple local and international clients. A member of Chancery Chambers' Management Team, she also practices in the area of taxation, trusts and pension law and has advised several large and small, local and regional pension plans.
Angela Robinson received her legal training in Barbados and Trinidad at the University of the West Indies and joined Chancery Chambers in 2009. Prior to her call to the Bar she worked in the financial services sector in Barbados. She holds a BSc. Management Studies and has worked in the area of international tax consulting in the United States and Barbados with Big Four accounting firms.
Mrs. Robinson is a member of the Barbados Bar. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of UK and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
University of the West Indies, 1991, BSc.
University of the West Indies, 2007, LL.B
Hugh Wooding Law School, 2009, LEC
Janelle M. D. Clarke
LL.B (Hons) TEP
Janelle M. D. Clarke is a property lawyer in our Conveyancing Department. Her practice focuses on the sale and purchase of real estate, residential and commercial mortgages, estate applications and other property related matters.
Ms. Clarke joined the Chancery Chambers team in 2013. She received her LLB from the University of the West Indies in Barbados in 2003 and her Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in 2005. She is a member of the Barbados Bar Association and she is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) having received her Trusts and Estate Practitioner (TEP) qualification in 2013.
Ms. Niara A. Fraser
LL.B (Hons), ACIS
Niara Fraser is a qualified attorney-at-law with substantial property and commercial law experience and a certified mediator. With a sound legal knowledge base, Niara Fraser has shown dedication and commitment and exhibits extraordinary organisational skills, which have been instrumental in the completion of complex financing transactions undertaken by the firm, thus gaining the respect and admiration of her peers. In addition, Ms. Fraser has worked with experienced commercial litigation counsel and has gained valuable courtroom experience which enhances the commercial practice of the firm.
Ms. Fraser joined Chancery Chambers in 2010. She received a Bachelor of Law Degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados and also completed the Legal Education Certification at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago, graduating on the Principal Honour's List and obtaining the award of the Pelham Sloane-Seale Memorial prize for the best performance in Conveyance and Registration of Title. She is a member of the Barbados Bar Association.
Ms. Fraser is a member of the Bar of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Bar of Barbados. She is also a member of the Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
· University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, 2005, LLB (Hons)
· Hugh Wooding Law School, 2007
· St. Vincent and the Grenadines
LL.B (Hons), PG Dip
Sharalee M.J. Gittens is an Attorney-at-Law working in Chancery's Corporate/Commercial Department. She completed her undergraduate legal studies in Law with Spanish at the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2008 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2009 after completing the Bar Vocational Course. Sharalee returned to the Caribbean in 2010 and attended the Hugh Wooding Law School's transitional programme. Once completed, she joined Chancery Chambers as an associate in 2011 and took up membership at the Barbados Bar that year.
Sharalee's work at Chancery spans mergers and acquisitions, cross border financing, ship financing and financing of mineral exploration. Her interests also include banking and insurance regulation. Additonally, Sharalee manages a labour law portfolio, advising on contentious and non-contentious matters from the point of recruitment to separation. Using Spanish as a second language, her portfolio of work includes several of the firm's Latin American clients.
Through Chancery's corporate services and assurance management arms, she also works on the incorporation and licensing of various corporate vehicles, including segregated cell companies and other complex structures used by insurers, banks and other international and domestic business entities.
Sharalee has also contributed on a variety of research projects related to trust arbitration, incorporated cell companies and attorney-client privilege. Her professional memberships include the Barbados International Business Association, the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the STEP Barbados Branch Executive.
University of the West of England, Bristol, 2008, LL.B. (Hons)
University of the West of England Bristol, 2009, PG. Dip (Bar Vocational Studies)
England and Wales, 2009
Erica focuses on real estate transactions and the resolution of commercial and civil disputes. A graduate of the University of the West Indies, she was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree with first-class honours. In 2014, Erica was the recipient of the Dr. Carmichael Prize for outstanding performance in Private International Law. She received her Certificate of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in 2016.
Hugh Wooding Law School, 2016, Legal Education Certificate
University of the West Indies, 2014, LL. B. (Hons)
Ruth J. Henry
Ruth matriculated at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus where she obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours. She subsequently obtained the Legal Education Certificate and Certificate in Mediation from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago and in 2014 was called to the Bar of Barbados.
Ruth completed a Master's degree in International Banking and Finance Law with Distinction from University College London in 2019. She also holds the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Certificate in International Trust Management with Distinction and was awarded the top mark globally for this certification. She holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trustee Investment and Financial Appraisal with Distinction and the STEP Certificate in Foundations and is currently pursuing the Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP) designation. In 2020 Ruth joined Chancery Chambers as a senior associate in the Commercial and Tax department.
University College London, LL.M 2019
Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad & Tobago, LEC,.2014
University of the West Indies, LL.B (Hons) 2012
Christiane V. King
Christiane V. King is an associate within the firm's corporate and commercial department. In her role, she assists the firm with various corporate restructurings and commercial transactions. Christiane was a part of the firm's team that advised the Barbados Creditors' Group in negotiations related to the sovereign debt restructuring of the Government of Barbados.
Christiane joined Chancery Chambers in 2017. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree with First Class Honours at the University of the West Indies in 2015, where she was an executive member of the Law Society and a Vice-Chancellor's Ambassador. She pursued her professional legal training at the Hugh Wooding Law School where she obtained the Legal Education Certificate in 2017. She is a member of the Barbados Bar Association.
Ms. King is a member of the Bar of Barbados.
Hugh Wooding Law School, 2017, L.E.C
University of the West Indies, 2015, LLB. (Hons)
Tammy O. Thornhill
B.A. (Hons), LL.B. (Hons), TEP
Tammy O. Thornhill joined the firm of Chancery Chambers in 2007. She received her LLB with honours from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2005 and received her Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in 2007. She is a member of the Barbados Bar Association.
She practices in the area of corporate commercial law, pensions, trust and intellectual property.
Heather E. Walker is an associate within the Chancery Chambers’ Corporate and Commercial department.
Heather joined the firm in May 2020. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2017, where she was awarded the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship and placed on the Head of School's List. Heather subsequently completed her professional bar training with the University of Law and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2018. Heather then pursued further professional legal training at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago where she obtained the Legal Education Certificate in 2020.
Heather is a member of the Middle Temple and of the Barbados Bar Association.
Hugh Wooding Law School, 2020, L.E.C.
University of Law, 2018, BPTC.
University of Leeds, 2017, LL.B. (Hons).
England and Wales