Prominent attorney Andrew Pilgrim, QC, today rendered an apology to Magistrate Graveney Bannister for his behaviour in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court last Friday
It came after the magistrate allegedly failed to follow through on an undertaking to dismiss the case against one of his client – 31-year-old Pedro Burgess, of Baycroft New Road, Bridge Road, St Michael – if the prosecution were not ready to proceed.
Following the heated exchange, the case against Burgess, who is alleged to have entered the homes several women between November 13, 2017 and March 13 this year, with intent to commit theft and indecent assault, was adjourned until May 17.
However, Pilgrim returned to the court today where he apologized to Bannister in the presence of a few colleagues.
“I was wrong to carry on that way. It is in the nature of my job to face frustrations and disappointments that affect peoples’ lives. I have to maintain the discipline of my profession in all circumstances . . . no excuses,” he told Barbados TODAY after the magistrate accepted his apology.