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Donovan Walker elected new president of Jamaica Bar Association

Sunday, March 30, 2014    

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AT the Annual General Meeting of the Jamaican Bar Association held on March 22, 2014, Donovan Walker was elected as the new president of The Jamaican Bar Association. Sherry-Ann McGregor was elected as the new vice-president of the Association.

After his election Walker remarked: "I am humbled and honoured to lead the Jamaican Bar Association. I believe that we have an excellent team of Attorneys on the Bar Council all of whom are committed to serve the legal profession, the justice system and all Jamaicans. Our aim is to make relevant, timely and impactful contributions to our system of justice, the practice of law and to advocate strongly for changes in our legal system for the benefit and service of the Jamaican people as well as our noble legal profession. I look forward to constructive working relationships and dialogue with all stakeholders in the justice system, including the Chief Justice and the president of the Court of Appeal, the minister of Justice and the Attorney General, the General Legal Council, the Council of Legal Education and the members of Jambar.

The voice of Jambar needs to be raised in a constructive and timely manner on issues impacting on the Jamaican society, our justice system and all legislative developments in Jamaica.

At this juncture I must commend the hard work of our Immediate Past President Ian Wilkinson QC, for the constructive way he has led the association".

A practicing Attorney-at-Law since 1991, Donovan Walker is a partner in the prominent Jamaican law firm of Hart Muirhead Fatta. He specialises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, maritime law, banking law, conveyancing, international trade and investments.

He also continues to serve the Jamaican Bar Association on the commercial law, revenue law, publications and Continuing Legal Education Sub-Committees of that Association.

Donovan is the executive chairman of Subway (Jamaica) Limited, director of the Companies Office of Jamaica, Caribbean Aerospace College, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce Pocket Rocket Foundation and Jamaica Beverages Limited. He is a rotarian and a distinguished past president of the Rotary Club of Saint Andrew.

He is married to Ingrid and they have 2 daughters.

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