Wayne Marsh is Dominica’s newest attorney-at-law

Attorney-at-law, Wayne Marsh

Wayne Benjamin Marsh, who was admitted to the Dominica bar on Wednesday, called the occasion a “true honor” and pledges to continue to hold the high ethics of the profession.

Born to a Dominican mother, Cecilia Casimir Marsh from Salisbury and an Antiguan father, the late Benjamin Marsh, Wayne spent most of his youth living in Antigua and visiting Dominica occasionally.

He migrated to the United Kingdom where he pursued a Bachelors Degree in Law at the University of London. This was immediately followed by a Master’s Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Northumbria at New Castle.

Having obtained formal English legal education, Marsh decided to transition from the English Legal System to the American legal system since by that time his entire family had migrated to the United States of America.

He has been practicing law in the New York courts over the past six years.

“I am elated about joining with Cara Shillingford of Cara Shillingford chambers and will use my best efforts to uphold the rule of law and to continue to serve my clients in New York and those I will gain here in Dominica and Antigua when I am admitted there in a matter of weeks in this increasingly globalized and contracting legal world,” he said.

Attorney at law Cara Shillingford moved his calling supported by Mary Roberts before Justice Bernie Stephenson via zoom.

Shillingford described him as an intelligent, hardworking, and thorough individual.

“I have known him personally for a much longer period and enjoying the privilege of calling him my fiancé, I will say further that Wayne has a good heart and truly cares about people,” Shillingford told the court.

Justice Stephenson reminded Marash of his role in the court.

“You now belong to the Dominica law and uphold that with dignity, civility, and respect,” she said.

She urged him to read a new case every day, treat the court and his clients and colleagues with respect and do some pro bono work.

“I encourage you to do some pro bono work; you have the academic ability. Life will test you. Some people have good cases but no money, please assist them,” she said.

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9 Comments

  1. JAH KAL
    August 10, 2020

    Congratulation Bro son of the soil a product of gran lacou we proud of you BAWI you come man.

  2. African in Dominica
    August 8, 2020

    On behalf of all upright black men in Dominica,

    Congratulations to him on his appointment and academic achievements.

    Also well wishes to him and his fiance in their pursuit of love :wink: :)

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    • A brother
      August 10, 2020

      Always good to see a brother stand up as an example. Keep up the good work. Congratulations.

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  3. yes i
    August 7, 2020

    big up yourself! congrats

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  4. Me
    August 7, 2020

    Fabulous. I bet he has the same integrity and determination as his fiancé too. Any scoundrels, thieves, the corrupt and the low down ‘gangster’ types will all need to worry… another person who is far smarter than you!!! Somebody who is going to nip your coshonay in the bud and shorten your ability to do your nonsense.

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    • kermit
      August 7, 2020

      A a who is his fiance?

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 0 Thumb down 11
      • African in Dominica
        August 8, 2020

        kermit is like you come straight to d comments like a real ‘jean bef’ :lol:
        anyway if you read the article you will know who..

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      • Toto
        August 9, 2020

        Don’t worry Kermit it is not a frog.

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    • Low yeah
      August 7, 2020

      So much said about a lawyer who has not been tried and proven to be unlike the other crooks and volehs. Have no respect for Dominican lawyers. Some have committed acts worthy of prison. They know the law, at least they are believed to know it. And because of that fact; they proceed to break it.

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