Sir Henry De B. Forde, Q.C.
Sir Henry is the head and founder of Juris Chambers and acts as a consultant to the firm. He is one of the most distinguished and respected Attorneys-at-Law in Barbados and throughout the English-speaking Caribbean.
In a career spanning nearly 60 years, Sir Henry has served both the profession and the country in numerous roles, including those of Attorney General, Minister of External Affairs, chairman of the Constitution Commission and member of the Privy Council. He has sat on numerous corporate boards and also served as chairman of the National Insurance Scheme.
During his time as Attorney General, Sir Henry championed the implementation of legal equality of women, securing for them the rights of mothers and wives in property and marital law.
A Barbados Scholar, Sir Henry attended Cambridge University in the U.K. Having obtained his B.A. and LL.B. there, he was later granted his qualifications as a barrister-at-law from the Middle Tempe at the Inns of Court. In 1959 he was admitted to practice as a barrister in England and Wales.
Sir Henry was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1997, he was made a Knight of St. Andrew in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the legal profession and to public and community service in Barbados.
- Commercial Law
- Company Law
- Corporate Law
- International Business
- Taxation Law
- Bankruptcy and Receivership
- Public Utilities
- Insurance Law
- Employment Law
- International Law
- Law of Trust
Admitted to practice in England and Wales as a Barrister-at-Law; Admitted to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua and The British Virgin Islands. Practiced in the Bahamas and Jamaica. Admitted: 1959.