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We are committed to providing high-quality professional services at reasonable rates, maintaining at all times professional, proficient and courteous service with a committed staff constantly striving to excel.

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Administration of Estates, Wills & Trusts

The Administration of Estates, Wills & Trust team assists persons with organizing their affairs, often called “estate planning”, so as to make things easier for their family members and/or loved ones when the inevitable occurs. We seek to guide clients through the process and urge persons to make a Will which reflects their wishes concerning their property when they die. Our team deals with the preparation of Wills and Trust Instruments and will show you how to set up systems and streamline procedures to ensure even more efficient handling of probate matters.

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Administrative Law/Constitutional Litigation

The firm has vast experience in the handling of constitutional and administrative claims involving statutory and quasi-statutory bodies. These claims include matters of judicial review and claims of breaches of constitutional rights.

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Admiralty & Maritime

The Firm’s Admiralty and Maritime practice group acts for a variety of clients throughout the industry including vessel owners, shippers, port and terminal operators, insurers, and providers of transport services.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Attorneys in the Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group act as mediators, arbitrators or negotiators in diverse matters as well as provide advice on the legal applicability of the law in this area.

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Civil and Commercial Litigation

This practice group provides the advice and strong advocacy that clients demand in the heat of a dispute. Members have appeared as advocates in hard fought battles before diverse panels and hearings, at Resident Magistrate’s Courts, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The breadth of experience among the cadre of attorneys is harnessed by regular meetings that keep them abreast of new developments.

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Commercial and Corporate

The Commercial and Corporate practice group deals with the diverse commercial needs of our clients such as sale and purchase of business assets, joint ventures, public-private partnerships, corporate restructuring, commercial real estate projects, securities, pensions and superannuation funds and taxation.

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Compliance

The Compliance practice group handles a wide gamut of matters from the incorporation of local companies, registration of local branches of an overseas company or registration of business name to the filing of applications for work permits and other immigration matters. We also register charities under the Charities Act as well as procure trade licences, tax compliance certificates and other statutory registrations.

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Corporate Financing

The firm advises clients on key issues relating to the taking of security to support collateralized and unsecured lending, enforcement issues as well as critical due diligence measures and negotiations to support corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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Debt Collection and Insolvency

The NSD team handles debt collection for both institutional and private lenders to find the best route for recovery.

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Employment and Labour Relations

This team acts both in contentious and non-contentious labour matters. The attorneys often appear before the Courts, the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, the Ministry of Labour and the internal disciplinary panels of entities on behalf of both employees and employers.

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Family

The highly regarded family law practice group can advise on all aspects of family relationships from the negotiation of prenuptial or cohabitation agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or cohabitation, to the resolution of the complicated issues that arise upon divorce or separation.

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Insurance Litigation

The firm is renowned for its depth in the insurance industry and represents the interests of some of the largest insurance companies in the region. The insurance team is the largest practice group in the firm and the Attorneys have a combined litigation experience of over fifty years with vast expertise in insurance law, handling both claim and defence matters.

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Intellectual Property

The intellectual property practice group handles the registration of trademarks and patents under the laws of Jamaica and manages the trade mark portfolios for both local and overseas clients. Members of the team appear before the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) for hearings and otherwise respond to office actions.

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Notarial Services

Our Notaries have been duly appointed for the Island and are therefore able to assist persons with the authentication of contracts and the acknowledgement of deeds for use in other jurisdictions. They are also authorised to take affidavits and depositions which may be used elsewhere.

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Real Estate/Conveyancing

The Real Estate practice group handles various land transactions. The complex and diverse elements of the law related to the use of land and the construction, maintenance, sale and use of property are all covered in our portfolio.

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Telecommunication and Technology

The firm has a rich history in the nascent telecommunications field having acted in both contentious and non-contentious matters upon the liberalization of the telecommunications sector in Jamaica. This practice group provides advice on e-commerce, new media technologies, internet law, data privacy, software licensing and technology transfer amongst other areas.

Administration-of-Estates

Administration of Estates, Wills & Trusts

The Administration of Estates, Wills & Trust team assists persons with organizing their affairs, often called “estate planning”, so as to make things easier for their family members and/or loved ones when the inevitable occurs. We seek to guide clients through the process and urge persons to make a Will which reflects their wishes concerning their property when they die. Our team deals with the preparation of Wills and Trust Instruments and will show you how to set up systems and streamline procedures to ensure even more efficient handling of probate matters.

Administration-of-Estates

Administrative Law/Constitutional Litigation

The firm has vast experience in the handling of constitutional and administrative claims involving statutory and quasi-statutory bodies. These claims include matters of judicial review and claims of breaches of constitutional rights.

Administration-of-Estates

Admiralty & Maritime

The Firm’s Admiralty and Maritime practice group acts for a variety of clients throughout the industry including vessel owners, shippers, port and terminal operators, insurers, and providers of transport services.

Administration-of-Estates

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Attorneys in the Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group act as mediators, arbitrators or negotiators in diverse matters as well as provide advice on the legal applicability of the law in this area.

Administration-of-Estates

Civil and Commercial Litigation

This practice group provides the advice and strong advocacy that clients demand in the heat of a dispute. Members have appeared as advocates in hard fought battles before diverse panels and hearings, at Resident Magistrate’s Courts, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The breadth of experience among the cadre of attorneys is harnessed by regular meetings that keep them abreast of new developments.

Administration-of-Estates

Commercial and Corporate

The Commercial and Corporate practice group deals with the diverse commercial needs of our clients such as sale and purchase of business assets, joint ventures, public-private partnerships, corporate restructuring, commercial real estate projects, securities, pensions and superannuation funds and taxation.

Administration-of-Estates

Compliance

The Compliance practice group handles a wide gamut of matters from the incorporation of local companies, registration of local branches of an overseas company or registration of business name to the filing of applications for work permits and other immigration matters. We also register charities under the Charities Act as well as procure trade licences, tax compliance certificates and other statutory registrations.

Administration-of-Estates

Corporate Financing

The firm advises clients on key issues relating to the taking of security to support collateralized and unsecured lending, enforcement issues as well as critical due diligence measures and negotiations to support corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Administration-of-Estates

Debt Collection and Insolvency

The NSD team handles debt collection for both institutional and private lenders to find the best route for recovery.

Administration-of-Estates

Employment and Labour Relations

This team acts both in contentious and non-contentious labour matters. The attorneys often appear before the Courts, the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, the Ministry of Labour and the internal disciplinary panels of entities on behalf of both employees and employers.

Administration-of-Estates

Family

The highly regarded family law practice group can advise on all aspects of family relationships from the negotiation of prenuptial or cohabitation agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or cohabitation, to the resolution of the complicated issues that arise upon divorce or separation.

Administration-of-Estates

Insurance Litigation

The firm is renowned for its depth in the insurance industry and represents the interests of some of the largest insurance companies in the region. The insurance team is the largest practice group in the firm and the Attorneys have a combined litigation experience of over fifty years with vast expertise in insurance law, handling both claim and defence matters.

Administration-of-Estates

Intellectual Property

The intellectual property practice group handles the registration of trademarks and patents under the laws of Jamaica and manages the trade mark portfolios for both local and overseas clients. Members of the team appear before the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) for hearings and otherwise respond to office actions.

Administration-of-Estates

Notarial Services

Our Notaries have been duly appointed for the Island and are therefore able to assist persons with the authentication of contracts and the acknowledgement of deeds for use in other jurisdictions. They are also authorised to take affidavits and depositions which may be used elsewhere.

Administration-of-Estates

Real Estate/Conveyancing

The Real Estate practice group handles various land transactions. The complex and diverse elements of the law related to the use of land and the construction, maintenance, sale and use of property are all covered in our portfolio.

Administration-of-Estates

Telecommunication and Technology

The firm has a rich history in the nascent telecommunications field having acted in both contentious and non-contentious matters upon the liberalization of the telecommunications sector in Jamaica. This practice group provides advice on e-commerce, new media technologies, internet law, data privacy, software licensing and technology transfer amongst other areas.

Who Are We?

Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co. is the successor partnership to Judah, Desnoes, Lake, Nunes, Scholefield & Co. The firm’s predecessors can be traced from as far back as 1929 making it one of the oldest law firms in the Island. It has a broadly based practice with a reputation for offering a comprehensive range of quality legal services. Our firm is equipped with the latest technology and is constantly striving to improve its resources.

Glimpses of the Past

In 1929, two young lawyers, Douglas Joseph Judah, and Charles Harry Randall joined forces to establish the firm, Judah & Randall. This was the beginning of a partnership that was to develop into one of Jamaica’s outstanding law firms. They were later joined by another young lawyer, Noel N. Nethersole, who was admitted to practice in 1931. He joined as a partner, and the firm came to be known as Judah, Randall & Nethersole, carrying on practice at 11, Duke Street in Kingston.

Our Team

Our experienced team consists of 26 qualified and dedicated attorneys who are experts in providing quality legal services to our clients. Our attorneys are specialists in their respective practice areas. We will provide you a qualified attorney as per your requirements.

Our Practice Areas

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