By Aabigayle McIntosh
Prominent Attorney Wendel Robinson is defending the work of Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh, who is facing charges over her contact.
Robinson told a local radio station Tuesday morning that he had made his name in private practice because of the effectiveness of the court over which the Chief Magistrate presides.
“Apart from traffic cases which have a very quick turnaround the learned Chief Magistrate Court is the fastest-moving court in the history of this country. She would have done many cases in comparison to other courts and as a result that my practice grew in terms of having to argue cases in front of her.
“I don’t always agree with her, there are times when we fight bitterly because she is as stubborn as I am, but I have been able to get a number of cases decided by her and I have won a lot of them as well as lost some,” Robinson said.
He also had this to say to people who are questioning his decision to assist fellow Lawyer Kenny Kentish with Walsh’s case. She is facing ten disciplinary charges that have been filed by the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC).
The body filed the charges after apparently completing an investigation against the Chief Magistrate.
The charges were not made public.
“Wendel Robinson will represent anyone fearlessly providing there is no conflict of interest. A person is entitled to proper representation and being the victim of allegations myself, allegations is one thing, but proving it is another,” Robinson said.
Both the Chief Magistrate and Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin have been silent on the matter so far.