About The Firm
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.
The Firm is equipped with modern technology and is constantly striving to improve its resources. Staff training is always on-going and monthly firm seminars keep Partners and Associates abreast of current legal developments. The result is a highly motivated group of professionals committed to exceeding client expectations.
The client base is diverse and includes large international and local corporations. At
present the firm has fourteen partners and nine associates and stands ready
to offer representation throughout the island of Jamaica.
NUNES, SCHOLEFIELD, DeLEON & CO.- THE HISTORY
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 became known as Judah, Randall & Nethersole,
carrying on practice at 11 Duke Street in Kingston . Noel
Nethersole subsequently entered politics and became
the country’s first Finance Minister under the premiership
of Norman Washington Manley, who is one of Jamaica's
The law firm started by Judah & Randall was
destined to achieve greatness with a succession of distinguished
partners. Not far away, George Desnoes who was
admitted to practice in 1930, joined up with Trevor Lyons to
form Desnoes & Lyons, but not long after, Mr.
Lyons retired from the firm to become the Registrar
of the Supreme Court. The result was a merger in 1968 when the
firm of Judah & Randall merged with Desnoes,
Lyons & Lee. The current senior partner of Nunes,Scholefield,
DeLeon & Co. ,Trevor DeLeon was at that time an
associate of Desnoes Lyons & Lee and upon
the merger he became a partner in the new firm of Judah
Desnoes & Co. with offices at 4, Duke Street .
The firm continued to grow
in stature, achieving an enviable reputation for the quality
of service given to its clients. The 1970's saw a migration fever
gripping the country, and lawyers were part of the exodus, so
in 1978, there was a second merger this time with Lake,
Nunes, Scholefield to form the firm of Judah,
Desnoes, Lake, Nunes,Scholefield & Co. With the
changes in partners due to death and retirement and with the
introduction of new practitioners, the present firm of Nunes,
Scholefield, DeLeon & Co. (NSD & CO) was formed
In 1996 the firm relocated to its present location at 6A Holborn Road in New Kingston. NSD & Co. with this strong tradition of excellence and a vibrant team of experienced attorneys has entered the 21st century with continued commitment to providing the highest quality of professional services for our growing list of valued clients. We look forward to meeting all your legal needs.