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The Jamaican Bar Association v The Attorney General and the General Legal Council

The Jamaican Bar Association v The Attorney General and the General Legal Council

The case The Jamaican Bar Association v The Attorney General and the General Legal Council [2017] JMFC Full 02, is a judgment of the Full court arising from a challenge made by the Jamaican Bar Association in respect of the constitutionality of aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Regime as extended to attorneys-at-law carrying out the following activities on behalf of any client:

  1. Purchasing or selling real estate;
  2. Managing money, securities or other assets;
  3. Managing bank accounts or savings accounts of any kind, or securities accounts;
  4. Organizing contributions for the creation, operation or management of companies;
  5. Creating, operating or managing a legal person or legal arrangement (such as a trust or settlement); or
  6. Purchasing or selling a business entity.

The Full Court advised of its decision refusing the declarations.