Marriaqua legal luminaries link up
September 17, 2004
Marriaqua legal luminaries link up

Two young lawyers from the Marriaqua Valley have joined forces to further enhance their legal service to the public.
Former Senior Crown Counsel Jaundy Martin has joined the Ronald Marks law firm to become his first partner. {{more}}
In an exclusive interview with Searchlight Wednesday afternoon, senior partner Marks said the plan for the joint venture began five years ago.
“From the first time I saw him present his work for the government I was impressed by his intelligence and the depth of his learning. He wasn’t given the recognition he truly deserved, as he mostly worked in the background because he was doing government work”, Marks said.
The prominent young lawyer said he had several meetings with Martin, including an in depth discussion in St. Lucia while on a case involving the Nanos and the SVG government. But Martin insisted that he wanted to serve his country first.
“Jaundy insisted that he had to serve his country before he began serving himself, and he resisted my many invitations to join forces with me. But, in June this year, he finally decided to strike out into private practice and accepted my invitation to join my firm. And, here we are today.
Jaundy and I have a great deal in common. We’ve been friends for over twenty years. We were in the same form at the St. Vincent Grammar School. We were born from bread and mauby in the Mespo Valley. Additionally, we share the same sort of ideals. His ethical approach to the practice is very refreshing and encouraging. And, I think that together we can change the way the public views lawyers, and together we can provide service of extremely high quality to St. Vincent and the Grenadines”.
Marks, formerly of La Croix, and Martin, formerly of Montaque, are close friends and schoolmates who were called to the local Bar in 1999 and 1998, respectively.
After he was admitted to the Bar, Martin was employed in the Ministry of Legal Affairs. In June this year he gave notice of his resignation as Senior Crown Council.
Martin joined Marks’ law firm effective September 1.