Gavin Goffe

Leaders in Law endorses Gavin Goffe as our exclusively recommended Litigation Law expert in Jamaica. If you wish to get in touch with Gavin please use the contact information provided above.

Gavin Goffe has distinguished himself as a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and the Labour Practice Group. His practice areas include General Commercial Litigation with emphasis on Banking Litigation and Labour Litigation.  Although the majority of his practice consists of appellate work, Gavin has a vibrant practice in the Supreme Court and before the Industrial Disputes Tribunal.  Gavin is particularly well-known for his defense of corporate clients in Unfair Dismissal claims.

Prior to joining the Litigation Department, Gavin spent three years in our Commercial Department where his practice areas included tax, corporate finance, joint ventures, investment funds and cross-border investments. Gavin contributes his talents to the Norman Manley Law School, where he tutors Civil Procedure and Practice, and also to the Jamaican Bar Association, serving as its Honorary Secretary from 2007 to 2011.  He is currently a member of the Council of the Jamaican Bar Association,  sits on its Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Technology Committee. He also a member of the Council of Students Loan Bureau.

Since 1998, Gavin has volunteered teaching Math and English to adult learners. In 2008, he co-founded The Adult Learning Centres of Jamaica, a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving adult literacy. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Jamaica, Eastern Division.

Firm Description

We are a strong, competent group of attorneys. We are bolstered by extensive resources and broad expertise. We are on-island, across-the-pond and everywhere.

As one of the largest law firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean Single Market, we provide every needed and desired resource, but work with resolve to provide personalized and strategized attention.

For over seven decades, Myers Fletcher & Gordon has provided global corporations, government agencies and individuals with progressive and effective legal support.

Our greatest legal capabilities are in Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property, Tax Law, Property Law, Sports Law, Competition, Aviation and Financial Regulation and Trade.

The industries we serve include Tourism, Transportation, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Mining, Energy and Labour.

Our people are our greatest asset. From Partners to Associates and support staff—we are a firm composed of dynamic, intelligent individuals. Since Jamaica’s independence, MF&G attorneys have served as trustees, Ministers of Government, Special Ambassadors and Ambassadors to the United States. Several Partners currently serve as directors of Jamaican companies, including publicly-listed companies, government entities and leading charities.

 

Alexander Cools-Lartigue

Leaders in Law endorses Alexander Cools-Lartigue as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Jamaica. If you wish to get in touch with Alexander please use the contact information provided above.

Alexander is a Partner and the Head of our Probate and Conveyancing Department. He was admitted to practise law in 1988 and has considerable experience acting in real estate transactions, mortgages, leases, land registration and estate administration.

He possesses a wealth of knowledge especially in the area of real estate developments, having played a material role in the implementation of several projects across the island. Alexander also acts on behalf of clients requiring the modification of restrictive covenants and has a significant amount of experience in making applications to the Supreme Court for the modification and discharge of these covenants.

He is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) and sits on the association’s Conveyancing Committee.

Firm Description

Our Team

Our experienced team consists of over 25 attorneys-at-law qualified to practice under the laws of Jamaica who are dedicated to bringing world class services from an island in the Caribbean. We strive to be specialists in our respective practice areas by leveraging our legal knowledge, decades of networks within industries and street smarts.

Who We Are

Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co. is the successor partnership to Judah, Desnoes, Lake, Nunes, Scholefield & Co. The firm’s predecessors can be traced from as far back as 1929 making it one of the oldest law firms in Jamaica if not the Caribbean. We offer a comprehensive range of quality legal services. Our firm is equipped with the latest information technology and client care practices and we are constantly striving to improve.The firm and its attorneys-at-law have been recognized by the IFLR 1000, Chambers & Partners and the World Trademark Review as leaders in our fields of specialization. We have decades of linkages within significant local organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Jamaica, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica. Attorneys-at-law sit on various sub-committees of these local organizations to keep abreast of industry concerns and to provide advocacy for legal reform.

Glimpses of the Past

In 1929, two young lawyers, Douglas Joseph Judah, and Charles Harry Randall joined forces to establish the firm, Judah & Randall. This was the beginning of a partnership that was to develop into one of Jamaica’s outstanding law firms. They were later joined by another young lawyer, Noel N. Nethersole, who was admitted to practice in 1931. He joined as a partner, and the firm came to be known as Judah, Randall & Nethersole, carrying on practice at 11, Duke Street in Kingston.

 

Joanne E. Wood Rattray

Joanne is currently a member of the board of the Creative Production and Training Centre Limited (CPTC), and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Sub-Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and is the firm’s designee to the International Trademark Association (INTA). Joanne served on the Online Use Subcommittee of the INTA Internet Committee for the 2012 – 2013 committee term as the leader of the Online Use working group. She is recognized as a leading trade mark specialist in the 2014 WTR 1000 rankings of trade mark practitioners by the World Trademark Review.

IP Law Practice:

The team offers general services in this area with special emphasis on patents, industrial designs, copyright, trade and service marks, rights to confidential information, as well as rights arising from new technologies, the media, entertainment and the arts.

We are committed to providing owners, creators and licensed users with the best commercial advice with respect to protecting and exploiting their Intellectual Property assets.

DunnCox:

DunnCox is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Founded in 1942, this full service firm provides the highest quality service in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including civil litigation, industrial disputes, conveyancing and administration of estates. With a specialized approach to practice, DunnCox has an established reputation for the integrity and professional skill of its attorneys, for delivering sound advice and value added service to clients who include major listed and unlisted public companies, large private international companies, international funding agencies, banking and other financial institutions and government agencies.

The firm’s commercial group includes practitioners who are well-known for their great skill in dealing with complex commercial issues. Amongst other things, the team advises on the incorporation and organization of companies, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting of commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, securities, amalgamation and reorganization of companies, corporate finance, franchising, bankruptcy, insolvency, pensions, intellectual property rights and issues, banking, finance/capital markets and project financing.

Members of the firm’s litigation group have successfully litigated many high profile cases, including several landmark decisions. Our litigation team is led by one of Jamaica’s foremost Queen’s Counsel. The team advises and represents clients through various levels of advocacy at Jamaica’s Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Jamaica’s court of final appeal. Our litigators are known to combine trial and appellate capabilities with an in-depth understanding of business and commercial imperatives.

Our Conveyancing/Real Estate group has vast experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and estate planning including: acquisition and disposal of residential properties, subdivisions and commercial projects; joint ventures; schemes and developments; construction projects and contracts; leases; real estate management; cross-border transactions; mortgages; compliance issues; preparation and interpretation of wills; contentious and non-contentious administration proceedings; and powers of attorney.

Christopher E. Kelman

Leaders in Law endorses Christopher Kelman as our exclusively recommended Personal Injury Law expert in Jamaica. If you wish to get in touch with Christopher, please use the contact information provided above.

Christopher Kelman comes to the firm from the University of the West Indies, followed by a stint at the Norman Manley Law School where he received his Legal Education Certificate. He has been practising law for over 17 years, most of which has been spent shaping MF&G into one of the largest, most accomplished firms in the Caribbean.

With a keen understanding of the medical realm, Christopher’s areas of expertise lie in Civil Litigation, Medical Negligence, Industrial Accidents, Administrative Law, Pensions, Maritime and Admiralty Law and Personal Injury Law.

Christopher is a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council and is a Part-Time Lecturer at the School of Medical Radiation Technology.

 

Myers Fletcher & Gordon:

One firm. Many stories. Our expertise spans a myriad of industries and operations, our experience resides on island and across the world—and our attorneys bring to the table relationships both beneficial and monumental.

We are a strong, competent group of attorneys. We are bolstered by extensive resources and broad expertise. We are on-island, across-the-pond and everywhere.

As one of the largest law firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean Single Market, we provide every needed and desired resource, but work with resolve to provide personalized and strategized attention.

For nearly seven decades, Myers Fletcher & Gordon has provided global corporations, government agencies and individuals with progressive and effective legal support.

Our greatest legal capabilities are in Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property, Tax Law, Property Law, Sports Law, Competition, Aviation and Financial Regulation and Trade.

The industries we serve include Tourism, Transportation, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Mining, Energy and Labour.

Our people are our greatest asset. From Partners to Associates and support staff—we are a firm composed of dynamic, intelligent individuals. Since Jamaica’s independence, MF&G attorneys have served as trustees, Ministers of Government, Special Ambassadors and Ambassadors to the United States. Several Partners currently serve as directors of Jamaican companies, including publicly-listed companies, government entities and leading charities.