One of the island’s leading attorneys in family and child law Beverley Walrond Q.C has passed away, family members have confirmed.
Lady Walrond succumbed to injuries suffered in a car accident last Thursday in Florida.
Lady Walrond, the architect of the Family Court, was called to the Bar in Barbados in April 1974 and thereafter joined the Attorney-General’s Chambers as Crown Counsel, (Ag), rising to Senior Crown Counsel.
In 1978 she entered private practice in Barbados as a partner in the law firm of Smith & Smith. She later established her private practice and in 1995 was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel.
Lady Walrond was a qualified Mediator and has held such posts outside of legal practice.
CORRECTION – An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Sir Errol Mickey Walrond was hospitalised in Intensive Care Unit in Miami.
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