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B. St. Michael Hylton

B. St. Michael Hylton

O.J., Q.C.

B. St. Michael Hylton Q.C. was admitted to practice in Jamaica in 1976, in England and Wales in 1995 and in the Bahamas (by special admission) and in Trinidad and Tobago in 2010. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 1995 and served as Solicitor General of Jamaica between 2001 and 2007.

Mr. Hylton has extensive experience and expertise in complex commercial matters, especially involving financial institutions and instruments, constitutional and administrative law and intellectual property. He specializes in advocacy with a particular focus on Privy Council appeals (having successfully argued more than 25 appeals).

He was the Chairman of the General Legal Council of Jamaica from 2010 – 2016; Chairman of Private Sector Organization committee on the reform of insolvency legislation from 2011 – 2015; Chairman Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority from 2012 – 2016; Member of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission since 2016; and he has also chaired regional regulatory bodies including the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force and the Commission of Experts, Inter-American Convention Against Corruption.

Mr. Hylton also taught the Law of Evidence and Civil Practice and Procedure at the Norman Manley Law School for 30 years.


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