Attorney Barred

KINGSTON, A noted attorney and senior member of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has been disbarred after being found guilty of professional misconduct. Harold Brady was recently found guilty of misappropriating funds belonging to the state-run Factories Corporation of Jamaica, which he represented in a legal matter.

Most recently the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council met and decided he would be struck from the list of licensed legal practitioners in Jamaica.
Brady also has to pay more than J$110 million (US$854,376) in restitution.

The disciplinary committee is expected to publish a full report on Brady’s disbarment next week.

Brady is among several attorneys now under investigation by the disciplinary committee, according to Radio Jamaica. The council is said to be investigating more than 500 complaints filed against attorneys by their clients.