Martin joins local lawyers
June 25, 2004
Martin joins local lawyers

Jerome Gregor Martin, son of Economist Christiam Ivor Martin (CIMS) and Cathy Martin, was called to the Bar in St.Vincent and the Grenadines last Tuesday.
After the ceremony held upstairs the high court in Kingstown, Jerome, who grew up in Europe, said that he would like to take his career one step a time and practise law in a very sensible way. {{more}}
While in Europe, Jerome attended the Cottingly First School in England and the Vienna International School in Austria. He recently graduated from the University of Warwick in England.
Jerome currently works with a firm in Bristol called Bevan Ashford. He is involved in dispute resolution and construction law. Although he was sponsored by the law firm Commissiong and Commissiong, Jerome says that he is not based with any local firms as yet.
Describing the profession in SVG, Jerome said, “from what I know of the profession it’s very well run and very organised and it’s got very skilled and intelligent individuals who practise it; I’ve got nothing but the greatest respect for the professionals here”.
He said as a youngster, he always had an interest in holding discussions and trying to resolve disputes.
Apart from thanking his parents for believing in him and giving him both financial and parental support, Jerome thanked the other lawyers who spoke on his behalf last Tuesday.
Among the lawyers speaking at the ceremony were Samuel Commissiong, Arthur Williams, Carlyle Dougan and Parnell Campbell. Prime Minister Dr.Ralph Gonsalves and Minister of Tourism and Culture Rene Baptiste (both lawyers) were also present.
Jerome’s father Cims Martin said that he is very proud of his son’s achievement. “It is something that I would like to have done myself so I am extremely pleased to see that my son has done it.”
He also revealed that he always agreed and supported his son in his chosen profession. Jerome’s mother Kathleen and his grandmother Muriel Piercy were also present.