Sir Elliott Mottley Joins Dr Brown’s Legal Team

March 9, 2021

Former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown — who has been charged with multiple counts in Magistrates Court — announced that former President of the Court of Appeal, Sir Elliott Mottley has joined his legal team.

A spokesperson said, “Sir Elliott’s legal career spans over fifty years, including service as Attorney General of Bermuda from 1995 to 1998. He was appointed a member of the Court of Appeal of Belize in 1999, becoming President from 2004 until he resigned in 2010; he was a member of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands from 2005 to 2015.

“He served over 17 years on the Court of Appeal of the Turks & Caicos Islands with the last four years as its President. He retired from all judicial offices last year whereupon his judicial colleagues praised his wisdom and the soundness of his judgments. He brings unparalleled experience combined with his deep commitment to the law. His knowledge and understanding of the Privy Council and the strength of his research skills are superlative.

Dr. Brown commented, “We are pleased to have Sir Elliott join our team in our quest for justice. It’s an honour to have the knowledge, wisdom and expertise of a legal giant in the person of Sir Elliott Mottley join in our fight.

“His legal career is exceptional by any standard, with his having served in numerous jurisdictions culminating in tenure with various Courts of Appeal during which his decisions were instrumental in shaping the legal landscape of the Caribbean and beyond.”

Dr Brown concluded: “He is a seminal figure in his field who has agreed to lend his considerable weight of experience and skill.”

In January of this year, Dr Brown was charged with 13 counts. The charges, as read out, related to time frames spanning 2001 to 2010, with the allegations being that while being holder of public office as a Government Minister, and as Premier, he allegedly corruptly asked for and received benefits, with the total amount in question allegedly exceeding $4 million, with some, but not all, of the charges related to an agreement with Lahey Clinic.

Sir Elliott joins Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Jerome Lynch, Q.C. of Trott & Duncan.

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