Sir Gerald Watt QC today dismissed the Antigua and Barbuda Bar Association and the Bar Council for taking issue with statements he made about a recent court ruling.
The senior lawyer said the injunction in the Barbuda Airport case was “madness” and criticised what he said was a poor judgment.
More than a week after making the comments, the Bar Association responded by
But the senior lawyer used the same radio station, Pointe FM, to reject the Bar Council.
He called them a “sleeping
“I consider them a useless lot because the president who I know well. I have nothing against him but if you want to attack me remember I am not taking it.”
Watt said he has a right to criticise “a decision of any court as long as I have the reasoning..and the way I do it I am not disrespectful to the judge.”
The lawyer for more than 50 years says he has on many occasions come to the defence of the court when the Bar Association was silent.
“And truth be told, anyone following my career knows that I have on numerous occasions, come to the
For example, when Gisele Isaac criticised the Court of Appeal when she was
Where was the Bar Council? I am the one who went on ZDK and defend the Court of Appeal.”
Sir Gerald says he was standing behind the reasoning for his criticism which is that the judge never allowed the other side to be heard.
He said if the association had a problem with the word madness they should just say so.
“It doesn’t need a long parade to say that you shouldn’t use the word.
I have been talking my mind since Grammar School. I wonder if they don’t know that. I wonder if they don’t know I
He said the word madness was only used to describe the judgement and not the court or the judge.
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