PROFILE OF ATTORNEYS
NIGEL W. JONES
LLM (Corporate & Commercial Law) pending, LLB, LEC, BA (Mass Communication – First Class Honors)
- Nigel W. Jones is the Managing Partner and heads the firm’s litigation and commercial department. He was previously an Attorney with the largest firm in the Caribbean and an advisor to company listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
- He is a member of the Bar Association of Jamaica, Private Sector of Jamaica and Rotarian.
- He has served on several national committees.
- He has gotten success in several high profile cases, including recently setting aside a Judgment of $450,000,000 held by one of the country’s largest banks and having the Court of Appeal declare the claim null and void.
- He specializes in the preparation of complex commercial documents, particularly providing assistance to the Structured Financing units of Financial Institutions.
KAROLIN CAMPBELL JONES
- Karolin obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies with honours following on from receiving national recognition from the Jamaica Association of Principals and Secondary Schools for her performance in the CXC examinations, and outstanding achievements at GCE A levels.
- With a track record of excellence she began her legal career acting as the Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court of Jamaica and thereafter worked as an Attorney with the Jamaican Government’s Land Administration Management Program.
- Having gained significant knowledge of the intricacies of the Supreme Court System and land matters of varying complexities she joined the firm in 2008.
- On joining the firm she practiced in the areas of Commercial Law, Family Law, Conveyancing, Succession and Real Estate and was the lead attorney in the major acquisition of Jamaica Dispatch Services Limited by the Goddard Catering Group.
- She now specializes in the areas of Succession – Wills, Probates and Estate Planning etc; Real Estate – Conveyancing, Title Applications and Transfers etc; Divorce – Uncontested Divorce Applications.
- Kashina Moore graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2008 having successfully completed her studies for her Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. She thereafter attended the Norman Manley Law School and in 2009 shared the Oswald Harding prize for Land Lord and Tenant. She graduated from the Norman Manley Law School in 2010 and was admitted to practice law that same year. Prior to joining our firm Kashina started her legal career at Grant, Stewart, Phillips & Co. Kashina is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Commercial Department and her areas of practice include debt recovery, personal injury, matrimonial proceedings, property disputes and commercial litigation.
- Kashina has a passion for voluntary work and has been affiliated with such service organizations as Rotary Club of Montego Bay East and the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s Corp, Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, in which she served as a Vice President with responsibility for Programming and Volunteerism. She continues to be a mentor.
LEC, LLB (Hons.)
- Matthew Gabbadon has been practising law since November 2013, and is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He joined the firm in July 2020, after practising at two (2) law firms specializing in Corporate Law and Commercial law, in the first instance, and Employment Law and Litigation, in the second instance.
- Matthew primarily handles Personal Injury, Debt Recovery, Family, Estate, Employment, and Defamation matters of a contentious nature. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies, Mona; a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours from the University of Technology, Jamaica; and a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. Matthew also holds an Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Compliance from the International Compliance Association.
- Matthew is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association. He takes a client centred approach to his practice, being mindful of his clients’ interests at all times. Outside of work, he enjoys keeping fit, a good night out, and a good debate.
LEC, LLB (Hons.)
- Janeve Williams is a graduate of The University of Technology, Jamaica (Utech) where she was awarded Most Outstanding Full Time Year 1 Student for the year 2009-2010 and was placed on the Dean’s List for the Faculty of Law for the year 2009-2010. While at Utech she was the 1st Vice Chairperson of Utech Visions and was the faculty’s Fundraising Coordinator and Events Planner. She successfully completed her Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons.) Degree in the year 2012.
- In the year 2012 Miss Williams attended the Norman Manley Law School where she completed the Certificate of Legal Education programme and graduated in the year 2014 on the Prinicipal’s Roll of Honour.
- She was called to the Jamaican Bar in the year 2014. Miss Williams is assigned to and oversees the management of the firm’s Mandeville office, in Manchester Jamaica and covers a wide area of practice including Employment and Labour Disputes, Conveyancing and Property Law, Debt Recovery, Wills and Estate Management, Personal Injury, Matrimonial Proceedings and Criminal Law.
LL.B (First Class Honours), L.E.C.
- Jovell Barrett is an Associate in our Litigation Department and he was called to the Jamaican Bar on December 5, 2017. Jovell has been a part of Nigel Jones & Company’s Litigation Department since 2016 and his practise focuses mainly on Civil Litigation, Employment and Labour Disputes, Personal Injury, Debt Recovery and Family Law.
- Upon graduating from Glenmuir High School in 2012, Jovell was awarded the Jamaica 50 PetroCaribe Development Scholarship to pursue his legal studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill (“UWI”) and later at the Norman Manley Law School.
- Jovell obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies in 2015 and was nominated as a valedictorian candidate. While at the University of the West Indies, Jovell held a number of leadership roles and served as the President of the Jamaica Association of Students at Cave Hill.
- Jovell graduated from the Norman Manley Law School in 2017 on the Principal’s Honour Roll and obtained his Legal Education Certificate. While there, he presented the Norman Manley Law School at the Lex Caribbean Client Interview and Counselling competition in Trinidad and Tobago where his team won the competition. Jovell also received several awards for leadership and academic excellence including the following: The Douglas Fletcher Memorial Prize, The Vaccianna & Whittingham Award; The Keith Stanford Sobion Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance and contribution to student activities; The Grant Stewart, Phillips & Company Prize for Outstanding Performance in Conveyancing and Civil Practice and Procedure; and the Courtney Coye LLP Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance.
LL.B (Honours), L.E.C.
- Tiffany Barrett obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies in 2015. She was also a recipient of the DunnCox Scholarship for Law (2013-2015) based on her academic achievements.
- Tiffany Barrett was then enrolled at the Norman Manley Law School where she received her Legal Education Certificate in 2017. At the Norman Manley Law School, Ms. Tiffany Barrett was awarded the Bruce B. Barker Memorial Prize (Shared) for Best Performance in Civil Practice and Procedure II.
- Tiffany Barrett was called to the Jamaican Bar in December 2017. She is assigned to and oversees the management of the Firm’s Montego Bay Office. She covers a wide area of practice which is inclusive of Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Divorce and Family Law, Wills and Estate Management, Conveyancing and Property Law.
RYKEL J. CHONG
LL.B (Upper Second Class Honours), LEC
- Rykel J. Chong became an Associate of the firm’s Litigation Department, after being called to the Jamaican Bar in 2019. Her practice areas include personal injury, general civil litigation, commercial litigation, property litigation, defamation, employment and labour disputes and family law.
- She is a proud alum of The Queen’s School where her passion for advocacy and leadership began, ignited by the student’s population vote selecting her as their Student Council President and Representative on the School Board. “Virtute et Sapienta Floreat”; the school’s motto, continues to pray for her journey that she flourishes in virtue and wisdom.
- Thereafter she matriculated to the University of the West Indies (UWI) and graduated with her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Upper Second Class Honours. At UWI Law Faculty she distinguished herself when bestowed with the honour of Best Oralist at the 2015 Students’ Association Intermooting Competition and when selected by Professor Kodilinye as one of the representative speakers for and on behalf the Law Faculty at the 2015 Research Day.
- She then transitioned to the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS) where she obtained her Legal Education Certification (LEC). During this tenure she maintained her strides for student representation when voted the Public Relations Officer of the Norman Manley Law School Students’ Association (NMLSSA).
- Continuing her interests for the Arts and Volunteerism at Law School, she was selected as one of the female leads in “SILK” a NMLS theatrical presentation and was able to dedicate time and effort to her responsibilities in the School’s Outreach group for children.
LL.B (Upper Second Class Hons.), LEC
- Our Ms. Shannon Krista Toni Drummond, Attorney-At-Law, is an alumni of the renowned and prestigious Immaculate Conception High School, obtaining an Associated Degree in Science at the end of her studies there.
- Upon graduating from Immaculate, Ms.Drummond embarked on her studies in the field of Law at the University of the West Indies Mona- Jamaica in September 2014. Ms. Drummond was a member of the Mona Law Society serving as PRO for the CEAC committee from (2014-2015). Thereafter, she obtained a Bachelor’s of Laws with Upper Second Class Honors from the Faculty of Law in 2017.
- In September of 2017, she transitioned into The Norman Manley Law School, where she was a member of the Little Red Dress Club. She successfully attained her Certificate of Legal Education (LEC) in 2019.
- She was called to the Jamaican Bar in December 2019 and is currently a member of the Jamaica Bar Association where she sits on several committees including the Conveyancing , Family Law and Social committees.
- Ms. Drummond currently works along-side our Managing partner Mrs. Karolin Campbell- Jones in the Conveyancing Division. She is very au fait with probate and Divorce proceedings and also has a deep passion for conveyance matters.
- She is well known for her eye for detail, and maintains a sober and professional relationship with all of her clients.
- Ms. Drummond is poised with intelligence that is only matched by her beauty and is an invaluable asset to the expertise of the professionals of the Nigel Jones and Company.
LL.B (First Class Honours), LEC
- Dwight Williams is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and was called to the Jamaican Bar in December 2019. His practice areas include Civil Litigation, Employment and Labour Disputes, Contract Law, Debt Collection and Personal injury.
- A Jamaica College alumnus, Dwight graduated with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Bachelor of Laws programme. From UWI, he matriculated to the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS), where he received the Jamaican Bar Association Bursary.
- Dwight balanced his legal studies along community service activities. While pursuing his Undergraduate Degree at UWI Mona Campus, he was apart of the Mona Law Society, UWILEADS and was an active volunteer, for numerous years, at the Jamaica National Children’s Home and Jamaicans for Justice. He also maintained his involvement in his community whilst attending the NMLS and shared in the Law School’s Community Service Prize.
- Attended Glenmuir High School from 2007-2014 where she attained 10 Distinctions in CSEC and 10 Distinctions in CAPE. Was awarded the JAPSS Award for First in History Unit 1 and the Zetilda Morgan Cup for History.
- Continued studies at the University of the West Indies where she pursued her Bachelors in Law graduating with honours in 2017.
- Attended the Norman Manley Law School and was called to the Bar in January, 2020. Actively engaged in volunteering; has planned and executed many outreach activities that are targeted to help young and elderly women while living on the Mary Seacole Hall and is now continuing her efforts to empower women in her community.
LL.B (First Class Honours),LEC
- Chantelle Biersay is the firm’s Associate Attorney-at-Law practising in the areas of corporate and commercial law, conveyancing law, estate planning, family law, litigation, probate andreal estate law.
- Chantelle is currently pursuing a Master of Laws in corporate and commercial law and is a member of the Jamaica Bar Association.
- Throughout her legal academic journey, Chantelle was the recipient of various scholarships and served as a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, where she is a first-class honours graduate from the Bachelor of Laws programme. Through successfully obtaining her Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law school, Chantelle was called to the Jamaican bar in January 2020.
- As a trained Classical Ballerina and Indian Dancer, Chantelle’s journey in the preservation of East Indian Culture in Jamaica has allowed her to receive a myriad of cultural awards and accolades – with the most prestigious being the Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture in 2012.
- Apart from being a legal and cultural enthusiast, Chantelle also serves as an adjunct tutor at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and as Sunday school teacher.
Ll.b First Class Honours Lec
Bobbie-Ann Malcolm is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice areas include personal injuries, adoptions, recovery of possession etc.
Bobbie-Ann was admitted to practice in December 2020. She graduated from the University of West Indies in 2018 with Bachelors of Laws (First Class Honours). She then went on to study at the Norman Manley Law School where she obtained her Legal Education Certificate. During her tenure at Norman Manley Law School she was actively involved in Little Red Dress Society where she served as Treasurer.
Bobbie-Ann is also graduate of Belair High School where she graduated as Valedictorian in 2015. She is also a proud graduate of Bishop Gibson High School.
In her spare time Bobbie-Ann enjoys traveling, jogging and spending time with her family.