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Merline M. Barrett

Merline M. Barrett, Junior Partner, joined the Firm in January 2003 having practiced previously in Anguilla for 3 years and was admitted to Partnership in September 2009. Merline has a significant amount of experience in international finance and real estate acquisition and development and she has been involved in almost all of the major multimillion dollar financing and real estate development deals that have taken place in Anguilla in the last 10 years.

Merline was a member of the Reform Committee on Family Law and Domestic Violence, Anguilla.
Outside of the practice of law, Merline is a Council Member of the Anguilla National Trust, committee member and Class Leader in her church and she regularly assists the Anguilla Amateur Athletic Association from time to time with its athletic activities. Merline is also an avid tennis player.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON – 2007
Masters of Science in Finance and Financial Law (Merit)

NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL - 1999
Legal Education Certificate

UNlVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, Cave Hill, Barbados - 1997
Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) with Honours

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

Jamaica Bar - 1999
Anguilla Bar - 1999
St. Kitts & Nevis Bar - 2004

SPECIALIZATION

Her practice areas include Banking & Finance Law, Insurance Law, Probate and Administration of Estates, Civil Litigation, Real Estate Acquisition and Development. She is a Notary Public.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Council Member, Anguilla Bar Association
Member, St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association
Associate Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

AWARDS

The Chairman’s Prize for Excellence in Evidence & Forensic Medicine, Remedies and Civil Procedure & Practice, Norman Manley Law School (1999); Williams, Palmer, McKoy Prize for Criminal Practice & Procedure, Norman Manley Law School (1998)
Christopher Blackman Q.C. Prize for Excellence in Trade Union Law at Cave Hill, Barbados (1997); Time Kendal Q.C. Prize for Excellence in Contract Law at Cave Hill, Barbados (1996) and Thorne De La Bastide Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law at Cave Hill, Barbados (1995).

Merline can be reached via email at: barrett@anguilla-attorney.com