Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson has reserved his decision in the case where former CLICO chairman Leroy Parris and his company Branlee Consulting Inc want the High Court to unfreeze his assets. The matter came up for hearing in chambers yesterday.
On January 27, Justice William Chandler made an order to freeze the assets amounting to about $4.5 million in an ex parte case brought against Parris and his company by the CLICO Judicial Manager, Deloitte Consulting Limited. The claim also names the estate of the late Prime Minister David Thompson, who is represented by his widow Mara Thompson, as the third defendant
“If Leroy Parris (the first defendant) and or Branlee Consulting Services Inc. (the second defendant) fails to comply with the terms of this order, proceedings may be commenced for contempt of court. The first defendant and second defendant may be liable to have an order of sequestration made in respect of his/its or their property, and in the case of Branlee Consulting Services Inc. any of your directors may be sent to prison,” stated the order.