We are hearing from many Bajans that they are extremely unhappy with the attorneys handling the estates of their parents and grandparents. Claims of clearly excessive fees, and unexplained delays in completing the necessary tasks, and disbursing the assets to the heirs, indicate that most clients believe that they are being taken advantage of by the very lawyers that they are trusting to conduct probate efficiently and prudently.
Here are the names of a number of estates, together with the lawyers and law firms involved, that heirs are asserting deserve attention from the Barbados Bar Association:
Carrington and Sealy, Solicitors, attorneys Christopher Blackman, Hamish Greig McClurg Deceased, 2022, Solicitor General Woodbine A. David, Deceased 2021, Frank DeCourcey King, High Court Judge, Deceased December 2012, Crown Solicitors Hartley Sunderland, Lewis Mosley and George A.A. Maynard, David Simmons, Marie MacCormack, High Journey Judge, Deceased, Lionel DaCosta Greenidge, High Court Judge Sherman Rudolph Moore, Chief Judge Deceased 2014 Deny A. Williams, Collin Andrew Williams, Alfred Decourcey Boyce, Yearwood & Boyce Solicitors, Former Director of Public Prosecutions E.G. Husbands.
We hope that the BBA will initiate inquiries into the above matters.