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New solicitor general takes up appointment Aug 7

Paul Henry

Friday, July 20, 2012    

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ATTORNEY Nicole Foster-Pusey is to take up the post of solicitor general on August 7, filling the position left vacant in March.

Foster-Pusey told the Jamaica Observer that she would be working to make the Attorney General Chambers a place for work. "My background and skills ties in with what is expected as solicitor general," said Foster-Pusey.

The Attorney General's Chambers has seen a steady exodus of top lawyers, including Foster-Pusey, who left in 2008 for private practice.

Foster-Pusey, along with four others, were interviewed for the post of solicitor general, which was held by Douglas Leys, who left the post in March. "I'm happy that my application was successful," the 42-year-old Foster-Pusey said yesterday.

She was called to the bar in 1993 after completing her masters of law degree at the Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. She went straight to work at the Attorney General Chambers, where she remained until her departure in 2008.

During her career, Foster-Pusey has appeared in several significant cases, among them the Dabdoub v Vaz dual citizenship matter, Olint v the Financial Service Commission and the Jamaica Flower Mills v Industrial Disputes Tribunal.

Foster-Pusey was Director of State Proceedings from June 2007 to August 2008 and director of litigation. She also served as acting resident magistrate in 1997.

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