... from Jamaica to Grenada.
The Willis Associates Limited was founded by Herricia L. Willis in her home parish St Thomas, Jamaica. Here the foundations of Herricia’s vision for a law practice that truly served her Caribbean people was conceived.
She built a company mindful of conducting due diligence and latterly; a people’s law practice, dealing mainly with Family Law, Financial Crime, Immigration, Criminal and Civil litigation.
Committed to offering legal support to all, the practice also conducted a fair share of unpaid legal work, which Herricia attests to:
A strong professional initially qualifying as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, UK, then admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. On making the Caribbean her second home she qualified as an Attorney at Law and holds a Council of Legal Education Certificate from Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica.
She has been called to the Bar in Jamaica, Anguilla and Grenada and practices from her office in Grenada where she is also a Notary Public. Ms. Willis has a demonstrated history of working in the public, private, legal and business arena. She is a skilled civil and criminal litigator with consulting and investigative skills. She is also a proficient lecturer.
"It is one of my core beliefs that everyone should have access to decent representation in law"
As an Attorney-at-law in Jamaica, she honed her skills into providing legal and consultancy/Investigative services and as a Director of Willis Associates Limited provided due diligence services.
Employed as a Financial Services Investigator by the Jamaican Government, Herricia lead investigations to determine the existence of non-compliance with the Financial Services Commission Act and all other related Acts and Regulations regulating institutions and individuals within Jamaica’s financial industry.
Throughout her career she served in voluntary, private and public sector organisations where she dealt with varying matters including domestic violence, human rights, immigration, litigation and mediation.
Herricia was employed in the UK’s financial services industry for over 20 years where she was primarily based in the Enforcement Division. She was initially employed as a Court Officer. When she was admitted as a Solicitor she took on the role of Prosecutor or Investigator dealing with the unauthorised community.
~ Attorney-at-law, Anguilla ~ Called 2015
~ Attorney at law, Grenada ~ Called 2014
~ Attorney at law, Jamaica ~ Called 2013
~ Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales ~ Admitted 2001
~ Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives UK ~ Admitted 1994
~ Attorney at Law
~ Director – Willis Associates Limited. St. Thomas.
~ Senior Investigator ~ The Financial Services Commission.
~ Prosecutor / Investigator ~ The Financial Services Authority.
~ Court Officer ~ The Securities and Investments Board (renamed the Financial Services Authority)
~ Re-established – high blue mountain coffee and vegetable farm in the mountainous region of St. Andrew Jamaica.
~ Adjunct Lecturer
T.A Marryshow Community College. Grenada.
Courses: – Family Law – Labour Law – Media Law
– Social Welfare Law – The Law & Social Work
– Patents & Trade Marks – Constitutional Law
– The Law and Institutional Treatment
– Foundations of Journalism – National and International Institutions.
Pro Bono / Voluntary
~Olive Branch Project Inc – Director / Company Secretary – A non-governmental organisation/charity (“NGO”) – we create self-development programs for young people to include, Taekwondo, aquaponics, anti-bullying and healthier living initiatives.
~ United Caribbean Friendly Organisation of Grenada – Vice President – Sponsors of projects to assist the vulnerable members of society, namely the young and elderly.
~ Willis Associates Limited – Director – Assisted local communities with various matters, in particular, completing immigration and other forms, assistance to obtain birth and land documentation.
~ Toynbee Hall Advice Centre – Legal Adviser – Social Welfare Law, Civil and Criminal law.
~ Brixton Advice Centre – Legal Adviser – Social Welfare Law, Civil and Criminal law.
~ Law Works / The Law Society – Legal Adviser – Casework and Mediation Projects, general litigation.
~ East London Community Advice Services – Advocacy Case Worker – Hate Crimes and Domestic Violence Unit “Report It”.
~ East End Homes Leaseholders & Freeholders Association (EEHLFA) – Legal Adviser – Housing law, Property Law and General Litigation Adviser, Family law, immigration, management agent, probate.
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