CMP064 - Persistence is to Try...Don't give up the fight; featuring Andrew Pilgrim QC


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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a former president of the Barbados Bar Association. He presently sits on the Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice and Magisterial Reform in the Caribbean. He has been part of National Steering Committees on Penal Reform and Drug Treatment Courts, and has sat on the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Child Care Board.

Ladies and gentlemen…Mr. Andrew Pilgrim QC

Show Notes

Andrew's Early Life, Career and Advice

  • Born and grew up in Barbados
  • Attended Harrison College
  • Study Law at (UWI) Cavehill
  • Did a Masters at Queen Mary University of London
  • Came home and couldn't find a job
  • Started going to court and watch proceedings
  • Mentored by Alair Shepherd QC and Douglas Mendes SC
  • Advice - Every case is your best advertisment. Keep your work to a HIGH standard
  • Communication is the most important skill
  • Be forceful but not disrespectful
  • Lead by example



Super Over

  • Enjoy the balance of life
  • Shorten your CV
  • Success is what you do that makes you happy deep down inside
  • Great Book - Heart of Darkness
  • Playing basketball
  • Top 3 principles to becoming a successful laywer
    • Choose an area
    • Spend a year being consistent and dedicated to the field 
    • Treat everyone with respect


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