Virtus Legal joins IR as the exclusive Commercial Law Member in Barbados.
Published 11 Jan, 2016
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Profile: Mr. Scott attained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of the West Indies in 1993 and his Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in 1997. At the Hugh Wooding Law School, he was awarded the Barbados Law Association Prize for the most outstanding Barbadian student for the two years of study, 1995 to 1997. He also holds a Masters of Law Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies. He holds certificates from the University of the West Indies in Public Procurement Law and Governance, and in Competition Law and Policy and participated in professional training in Private Public Partnership Skills and Competencies Development with the Institute of Public Private Partnership (Arlington, VA). He also has certification in the practical use of the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract.
Mr. Scott began his professional career at one of the leading law chambers in Barbados, where he remained for ten years before establishing the legal practice called Virtus Legal. During his first ten years of practice, Mr. Scott negotiated and settled cases involving severe personal injuries; gained experience in drafting a wide range of agreements and was co-counsel with several leading advocates in numerous high profile cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados involving matters ranging from human rights, administrative law, insolvency, securities regulation, company law, breach of contract and insurance law, amongst others. He also appeared alone in both the High Court and Court of Appeal in a range of matters, while still undertaking as sub-areas real estate sales and corporate commercial law.
He has acted too as the court appointed supervising attorney in Anton Pillar orders. In addition, Mr. Scott has worked with law firms outside of Barbados on major actions, including a group action against a major international oil company with respect to an oil spill in Barbados.
In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Scott has wide experience in conveyancing, private public partnership agreements, insurance law, insolvency law and in a wide range of corporate commercial matters, including the incorporation of local companies, the first meetings, shareholder agreements and the sale and purchase of companies; security transactions, including debenture mortgages, guarantees, bond issue, charge on deposits, cash flow guarantees, deeds of subordination, bills of sale, as well as preliminary documents such as facility agreements and term sheets. Included in his experience is working for a major landowner in the sale of lots in a sizeable land development and other land related matters for the same entity. These have been his major areas of practice over the past eight years.
Mr. Scott was called to the Bar in October 1997.
Virtus Legal was established on 4th February 2008, at its present location at Suite 206, Warrens Court, Warrens, St. Michael.
“Virtus” is the Latin for excellence. It is a statement of our commitment to providing excellence in client service, with a focus on providing legal solutions for our clients and achieving the goals and objectives of our clients within time and within agreed budgets. Our priority is to practise law with unimpeachable integrity, professionalism, excellence in client service and openness to our clients.
Tools and resources are essential. Books, it is said, are the tools of the lawyers’ trade, and we have invested substantially in an extensive and modern library with textbooks and other legal materials in electronic form to enable us to provide up-to-date legal advice in a wide range of practice areas. Also, we subscribe to well-known legal data bases, which give us access to old and new case law in Barbados, the Caribbean, and several countries in the Commonwealth, including England, as well as access to commentaries and precedents in a wide range of practice areas.
Virtus Legal embraces evolving technologies to meet legal needs. Our modern technology allows permitted clients remote access to the office server. It also enables constant contact with all persons in chambers, to allow communication and cooperation where attorneys are working jointly on a project. We also have modern relevant legal practice software to help us manage clients and legal practice and to deliver the excellence in service which we strive for daily.
Our clients include entrepreneurs, large and small business owners in a range of areas, individuals, insurance companies, property developers (including the largest landowner in Barbados), construction companies, manufacturing companies and family-owned companies.
The aim is to develop the Virtus Legal brand globally.