Clerking team

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Senior Clerk – Civil, Commercial & Employment Clerk

Rob Lang

Assistant Senior Clerk

Gemma Eachus

Civil Clerk

Xanthé Young

Civil Clerk

Adam Parker

Civil Clerk

Romona is currently in her second six months of pupillage under the supervision of Ghazan Mahmood. She welcomes instructions in commercial, employment, and professional discipline cases requiring:

  • Merits assessments and legal opinions
  • Drafting pleadings
  • Applications (injunction, relief, set aside, etc)
  • Costs and case management hearings
  • Mediation
  • Small claims/fast-track trials

Romona is a very effective advocate. Prior to pupillage, she worked as a County Court Advocate completing over 250 cases across 30 county courts. Romona was instructed in matters involving commercial debt, property possessions, infant settlements, and general applications. She is adept at providing quality client care and building productive working relationships with others.

Romona transferred to the Bar of England and Wales with three years’ experience overseas as an in-house attorney, negotiating new franchise contracts, managing insurance settlements, and executing conveyancing transactions.

During her first six months of pupillage, Romona has shadowed barristers on a wide range of commercial, employment, and regulatory cases including:

  • Unfair/Wrongful/Constructive dismissal claims
  • Discrimination/Victimisation/Harassment claims
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • County court applications
  • Contractual disputes
  • GMC and MHPS hearings

Romona has also assisted in drafting particulars of claims, legal opinions, skeleton arguments, and merits assessments.

In her leisure time Romona volunteers with Kiwanis International, a charity focused on serving children in need. She has received several awards in recognition of her altruism. She also enjoys swimming and aerobic exercises.

Recent Cases

Rogers v. Jacob
Successfully argued that a caravan home was not a dwelling house under the Housing Act 1988 and therefore a notice to quit was sufficient to obtain possession of the property.

DPH Limited v. Parara and Davis
Secured judgment in the Claimant’s favour for 60% loss of income due to cancellation of a wedding venue by arguing the fairness provisions under the Consumer Rights Act.

Elder v. Turney
Persuaded the court to set aside a default judgment made over a year ago so that a defence and counterclaim may be filed.

Scarr v. BTLI Limited
Synthesized a 100-page statement from the client into cogent particulars of claim for filing in the employment tribunal.

Ali v. BGT Limited
Acted for the Defendant in successfully reducing liability to ⅕ of the amount claimed in a matter brought under the Data Protection Act.

Hirst v. SFS Limited
Obtained an award equivalent to the full amount of commissions paid in a claim under the Consumer Credit Act for undisclosed commission models.

Awards

  • Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship – University of Nottingham (2020)
  • Andrea Gabrielle Lloyd Memorial Prize – Norman Manley Law School (2017)
  • Anthony and Joy Bland Scholarship – University of the West Indies (2013)

Education

  • LLM International Commercial Law, Distinction, University of Nottingham (2021)
  • LEC, [Equivalent to BPC – Very Competent], Norman Manley Law School (2017)
  • LLB Law, Upper Second Class Honours [2:1], University of the West Indies (2015)

Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • General Legal Council of Jamaica