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Marcelle Watts called to the Bar

Miss Marcelle EM Watts was called to the Montserrat Bar of the Eastern Caribbean High Court on July 12, 2011 on an application supported by the Hon. Attorney General Esco Henry before Mr. Justice Redhead who had been sitting on bench at the July Assizes in Montserrat.

A very packed court room of family, friends, well wishers and media listened as they witnessed a presentation of an application supported by Affidavits by Miss Henry who recounted a long working career and education of Miss Watts.

Her education began at the St. Augustine Primary School, and later the Montserrat Secondary School. When she graduated from the sixth form she had gained 7 CXC subjects, 2 A’ Levels and the obligatory General Paper.

After taking her first job at Public Works, eventually  at the High Court Registry, it was there she gained an appreciation for the law and began to contemplate a career in the legal profession. In her words, she developed a “passion for the law”.

Miss Marcelle EM Watt & her immediate family.

But not until 2008 after trailing a path of degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and commercial banking ending up at the East Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) where she was Head of the Commercial Banking Unit with responsibilities which included providing banking services to the commercial banks in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, her quest to further enhance her learning….. led her into a journey – a brand new career: Law.

She attained LLB (Hons) in 2009. Completed the Bar Professional Course in May 2010. Was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2010.

She attended Norman Manley Law School (October 2010-March 2011), and was awarded the Legal Education Certificate.

Back to Montserrat and called to the Bar.

Lawyer Marcelle Watts is the daughter of Levons John Watts and Camilla Watts of Old Towne. She has one son, Khari, and one sister, Simone LaBorde.

Attorney General -Esco Henry, Miss Marcelle Watts and Senior Attorney and former Chief Minister David Brandt

“As you embark on this new career Marcelle, I congratulate you and encourage you firstly to familiarise yourself with the Code of Ethics of this profession which has been enacted into law and now forms a Schedule to the Supreme Court Act. The chief principle in the Code requires that a lawyer maintains his integrity and the honour and dignity of the legal profession and refrain from conduct which is detrimental to the profession and to him in your public and private life,” were words of congratulation, among others of encouragement and admonition by Miss Henry.

These were expounded by senior attorney David S Brandt who as the Senior Lawyer on behalf of the Private Bar, addressed Miss Watts. Before him Mr. Oris Sullivan Senior Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers, seconded the application and reminisced his encouragement and support. Attorney at law Hogarth Sergeant also spoke, while the most junior lawyer admitted to the Bar, in the Attorney General’s Chambers, carried out the robing after the Oath was taken.

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Miss Marcelle EM Watts was called to the Montserrat Bar of the Eastern Caribbean High Court on July 12, 2011 on an application supported by the Hon. Attorney General Esco Henry before Mr. Justice Redhead who had been sitting on bench at the July Assizes in Montserrat.

A very packed court room of family, friends, well wishers and media listened as they witnessed a presentation of an application supported by Affidavits by Miss Henry who recounted a long working career and education of Miss Watts.

Her education began at the St. Augustine Primary School, and later the Montserrat Secondary School. When she graduated from the sixth form she had gained 7 CXC subjects, 2 A’ Levels and the obligatory General Paper.

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After taking her first job at Public Works, eventually  at the High Court Registry, it was there she gained an appreciation for the law and began to contemplate a career in the legal profession. In her words, she developed a “passion for the law”.

Miss Marcelle EM Watt & her immediate family.

But not until 2008 after trailing a path of degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and commercial banking ending up at the East Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) where she was Head of the Commercial Banking Unit with responsibilities which included providing banking services to the commercial banks in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, her quest to further enhance her learning….. led her into a journey – a brand new career: Law.

She attained LLB (Hons) in 2009. Completed the Bar Professional Course in May 2010. Was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2010.

She attended Norman Manley Law School (October 2010-March 2011), and was awarded the Legal Education Certificate.

Back to Montserrat and called to the Bar.

Lawyer Marcelle Watts is the daughter of Levons John Watts and Camilla Watts of Old Towne. She has one son, Khari, and one sister, Simone LaBorde.

Attorney General -Esco Henry, Miss Marcelle Watts and Senior Attorney and former Chief Minister David Brandt

“As you embark on this new career Marcelle, I congratulate you and encourage you firstly to familiarise yourself with the Code of Ethics of this profession which has been enacted into law and now forms a Schedule to the Supreme Court Act. The chief principle in the Code requires that a lawyer maintains his integrity and the honour and dignity of the legal profession and refrain from conduct which is detrimental to the profession and to him in your public and private life,” were words of congratulation, among others of encouragement and admonition by Miss Henry.

These were expounded by senior attorney David S Brandt who as the Senior Lawyer on behalf of the Private Bar, addressed Miss Watts. Before him Mr. Oris Sullivan Senior Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers, seconded the application and reminisced his encouragement and support. Attorney at law Hogarth Sergeant also spoke, while the most junior lawyer admitted to the Bar, in the Attorney General’s Chambers, carried out the robing after the Oath was taken.