About Our Chambers

We are a small team unafraid to take on big challenges. We believe that every client no matter their station in life deserves the very best we can offer. Our clients know that their cases are not just files to us but that we always consider the impact of the case on their lives. Our goal is to complete the matter within a reasonable time at a reasonable cost.

Caroline P. Hay

Attorney at Law, Head of Chambers

Caroline Patricia Hay Q.C. was called to the Jamaican Bar in 1994, the Guyana Bar in 1995 and the Jamaican Inner Bar in 2018.  A former Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kingston, Jamaica, Caroline’s private practice is an increasingly interesting blend of criminal and civil law.  Caroline is a civil litigator, instructed in judicial review, injunctions, corporate commercial claims, employment disputes and similar matters. Caroline is also a prosecutor by fiat of the DPP, offering law enforcement and other support in complex fraud investigations, prosecutions and asset recovery. Caroline has practised extensively in the dual fields of Anti Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and International Assistance in Criminal Matters. She has been rostered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as an Expert on Transnational Organized Crime and International Cooperation.

Caroline is sought after to speak and deliver training on issues arising in AML/CFT compliance, law enforcement and international assistance. She has worked with governmental, regional and international organizations in the field and is assists the AML/CFT regulators and the regulated sector in issues concerning compliance

Caroline is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws with honours from the University of the West Indies and a Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School.  She is married to Kenneth and together they parent 5 children. She sits on the Firearm Licencing Authority
Review Board as well on the Board of Directors for the McCam Centre and Covenant City Church in Saint Andrew.  She was appointed Queen’s Counsel on July 18, 2018.

“I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter whom it is for or against”

- Malcolm X

Neco Pagon

Attorney at Law

Neco G. Pagon holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree, LL.B with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of the West Indies.  Admitted to practice in Jamaica in 2015, Neco is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School. In 2015 he was awarded “The Williams, McKoy & Palmer Prize II” for the best academic performance by a male student over 2 years whilst involved in co-curricular activities.

A proud “fervet”, Neco attended Jamaica College where he achieved numerous awards including the R. Danny Williams’ (Chairman’s) Award for the most civic minded and the Lance Hylton Awards for Law.   

Neco has a keen interest in human and constitutional rights law and civil litigation.  He lectures the University of London International LL. B Programme in the areas of Tort Law and Criminal Law.  He is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association and attends the Divine Church of God in St Andrew.

“I love what I do because just like doctors who save lives as a lawyer I am tasked with saving people from social and economic harm.”

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called ‘stress’: working hard for something we love is called ‘passion’”

Simon Sinek

Kalisia B. Miller

Attorney At Law

Kalisia B. Miller holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL. B Hons.) with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of the West Indies. Admitted to practice in November 2017, she attended the St. Andrew High School for Girls and completed her professional training at the Norman Manley Law School, Kingston Jamaica (NMLS).

At NMLS, Kalisia excelled at moots, with her first moot attended at the Price Media Law Competition hosted by the University of Oxford, England. In the regional rounds, she was awarded the title “Best Oralist”. Whilst at NMLS, Kalisia participated in the 57th and 58th (2017) staging of the Phillip C. Jessup mooting competition. In 2017 NMLS made history by placing 2nd in a field of over 640 law schools in more than 95 countries. In that competition, Kalisia was ranked 5th Best Oralist and the team received the prize for the 2nd best-combined Applicant and Respondent submissions.

Kalisia enjoys giving back the community by participating in soup kitchens
and assisting at golden age homes.

I feel a sense of responsibility to ensure that justice is done especially for those who believe that it does not exist. I strive to be a change agent in a legal system with a goal to serve the public at large by offering effective legal services to the very best of my ability.

“IN MATTERS OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LARGE AND SMALL PROBLEMS, FOR ISSUES CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF PEOPLE ARE ALL THE SAME”

Albert Einstein

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Andrew Mitchell QC

Consultant

Andrew Mitchell QC is an English Barrister known worldwide for his expansive knowledge of proceeds of crime regimes and litigation.

For at least 25 years, much of Andrew’s practice has involved both civil and criminal matters relating to the proceeds of crime. During this period, he has advised and represented both government authorities seeking restraint and forfeiture of criminal proceeds, as well as private litigants opposing such measures within the United Kingdom and other nations who are members of the Commonwealth of Nations. He has appeared in 10 leading cases UK Supreme Court (including the House of Lords its predecessor) involving the proceeds of crime.

Andrew has also advised and represented the Government of the United Kingdom with respect to the execution of external requests for mutual legal assistance concerning the restraint and forfeiture of the proceeds of crime, including a request for assistance in forfeiture matters concerning an Antiguan financial institution (Stanford International Bank) and multi-jurisdictional issues of mutual legal assistance, insolvency and forfeiture law.

He has recently assisted the US Government with expert evidence in a forfeiture matter. As well as representing the Government of the United States of America he has also represented the Governments of South Africa and India in the Court of Appeal in England and Wales, and the House of Lords, in relation to matters touching and concerning proceeds of crime.

Andrew is admitted to practice in Grenada and the British Virgin Islands.  He has appeared in cases in the British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands. He is a member of the OECS Bar Association.

In addition to being Head of Chambers in London, he is a member of Chambers in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and is currently engaged as Leading Counsel on behalf of the Crown in a case of public corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands and is a consultant to the Government of Bahamas.

Known as the standout leader in the field, he earns unanimous praise from clients and fellow barristers for his POCA work.

“He is very much a figurehead and a presidential type figure. Because he’s so well respected, he offers those that instruct him great presence in court.”

A “Star Individual”, “King of POCA”, “the godfather of the area”, “Absolutely and unequivocally the obvious choice for POCA” and “Very knowledgeable and well respected by the judiciary”. (Chambers and Partners 2012/13/14/15/16)
Sought after to advise on multi-jurisdictional investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption. His fraud practice is complemented by his POCA expertise. “As a leader he stands out as an exemplar of the highest calibre of barrister…  A lawyer with a superb mind that he puts to great effect.”…”Very practical and good with clients“. (Legal 500 2013/14/15).

Since 1992, Andrew has been a co-author of a legal textbook on the developing confiscation law in England and Wales: Mitchell, Taylor and Talbot, Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime – considered one of the leading legal textbooks on proceeds of crime (whether criminal or civil) and has been quoted in Court decisions from time to time with approval.   

Andrew has lectured extensively on matters relating to the proceeds of crime for the United Nations Drug Control Programme, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the International Monetary Fund, the Australian Anti-Money Laundering Programme, The Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering Programme, the Pacific Anti-Money Laundering Programme, the East African Anti-Money Laundering Group, and the South African National Prosecuting Authority Proceeds of Crime Division.

He has lectured and run workshops in the Caribbean and have been a guest lecturer at the OECS Bar Association annual conference in 2009, 2014 and 2015 regarding asset forfeiture law.  He has lectured and taught at judicial workshops regarding proceeds of crime law, for judges of the following jurisdictions, inter alia, OECS, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mauritius, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands and Fiji.

Andrew has recently finished chairing, on behalf of the Commonwealth Secretariat as the lead organisation, a number of plenary meetings with the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund on the redrafting and updating of the model law for common law countries on the Proceeds of Crime, including Money Laundering, Criminal and Civil Forfeiture, and the Financing of Terrorism.

Andrew is currently assisting the Commonwealth of the Bahamas as the lead consultant in the construction of a new ‘gold standard’ Proceeds of Crime Act.

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Kimberly P. McDowell

Attorney at Law

Kimberley McDowell graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2006 having successfully completed her studies for a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations (major) with minors in Criminology and Political Science (Hons.). Thereafter she obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London in 2008 and after completing Norman Manley Law School in 2011 was admitted to practice law that same year.  Kimberley started her career with a medium sized law firm in Kingston, practicing Litigation. Over 5 years she gained considerable experience practicing in the Resident Magistrate’s Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

Her main areas of practice include debt recovery, personal injury, matrimonial proceedings, contentious estate matters, property disputes, fraud and commercial litigation.

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