Mr. Alrick Scott was called to the Bar in October 1997. He was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel (Queen’s Counsel) on 6th April 2018. Mr. Scott has had the honour of being appointed to act as a Judge of the High Court on occasions since September 2017. He is currently appointed to act as a Judge of the High Court until 31st December 2018. During his tenure as an acting Judge of the High Court, he heard a range of civil, family and estate matters. During that brief time, he delivered four important written judgments, namely Kenneth Went v Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited, which involved the grant of an injunction in an oppression remedy case; two decisions in Bridgetown Cruise Terminals Inc v. Barbados Port Inc, which involved the grant of an interim injunction under the Arbitration Act, and Andre Edwards v Superintendent of Prison, an action involving an application for the writ of habeas corpusand the power of a magistrate to commit a father for arrears of maintenance.
Mr Scott’s practice is mixed. He has had the rich experience of a non-contentious corporate commercial practice combined with commercial and personal injury litigation. During his years of practice, Mr. Scott negotiated and settled cases involving severe personal injuries and wrongful death; collected debts for various institutions including the Bank of Nova Scotia and the National Insurance Board and gained experience in drafting a wide range of agreements. He has experience in public private partnership agreements, project finance in public private partnerships, insurance law, insolvency law and in a wide range of corporate commercial matters, including the incorporation of local companies, shareholder agreements, the sale and purchase of companies and security transactions such as debenture mortgages and guarantees as well as preliminary documents such as facility agreements and term sheets.
He has appeared as counsel or co-counsel before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Caribbean Court of Justice. He has appeared before the courts in a range of matters, including, inter alia, judicial review, insolvency, securities regulation, company law, oppression remedy cases, breach of contract, personal injuries litigation for both insurers and claimants, and estates amongst others. He was also involved in several high-profile commercial litigation matters over the years. He has contributed to the jurisprudence in the area of interim injunctions in Barbados in varied ways. In addition to the two judgments mentioned above on injunctions, he was the lead and successful attorney in the Court of Appeal case of Toojays v West Haven, which has been the leading case in Barbados since 2011 on interim injunctions. He was part of the successful team in Ansa McAl v Banks Holdings, which is the leading case in Barbados on interim injunctions in oppression remedy cases under the Companies Act. Added to that experience, Mr Scott has been appointed to act on two occasions, as the Court appointed supervising attorney in Anton Pillar Order applications.
Mr Scott’s clients include major private companies such as Williams Industries Inc, and substantial public corporations such as the National Insurance Board, Barbados Investment and Development Corporation and Resolution Life Insurance, a recently formed government owned insurance company.
Mr Scott is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of England, and head of the law chambers called Virtus Legal.