Dale Neblett-Brown, a Senior Partner of the Firm, is the Head of the Firm’s Conveyancing and Property Development Department for the Barbados and Jamaica offices. She is the Country Managing Partner for the Jamaica office and is also the Partner responsible for the management of the Human Resource aspect of the practice in Barbados. Both offices continue to benefit significantly from her tremendous wealth of legal experience.
Dale obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies in 1979 and completed her legal training at the Hugh Wooding Law School in 1981. Prior to joining the team at Lex Caribbean, Dale had commenced her legal career in private practice in Barbados, after which she moved to Jamaica in 1983 where she served as a Legal Officer in the Ministry of Housing and Lands. She returned to Barbados in 1985 and worked as the Chief Legal Officer in both the Ministry of Housing and Lands and the National Housing Corporation. In both instances she lead the Departments effectively, managing all the legal aspects of the Government’s land and housing programmes. She also represented Government’s legal interests with respect to all commercial ventures involving its implementation of Government’s land programmes.
After completing her stint with the Government service in the year 2000, Dale joined Garth Patterson in private practice and, in 2003, that Chambers merged with Lex Caribbean where Dale now leads a team of 12 persons in Barbados and 11 persons in the Jamaica office.
With over thirty (30) years experience practicing in the area of Property Development and Conveyancing having been called to the bar in Barbados in 1981 and in Jamaica in 1983, Dale now handles and supervises her staff in matters such as: Real Estate Financing which will involve acting for Lenders and Borrowers where the security involves stand-alone properties, condominiums, large real estate developments (commercial and residential) and advising with respect to the structuring of real estate financing transactions. Her practice also involves acting for Developers, with respect to Commercial and Residential Developments, inclusive of advice with respect to corporate structures.
Dale’s practice to a large extent now involves advising and handing commercial and residential mortgages for many major financial institutions. She provides legal advice to these institutions on a daily basis, and she trains and mentors her junior associates and legal assistants in order to maintain the timely delivery of excellent legal services to these clients, as well as all the Corporate and individual clients who seek the Firm’s services.
Dale’s practice also involves: acting for vendors and purchasers of offshore and local companies owing real estate, including sale of shares and share redemptions; Leases – reviewing and drafting commercial leases and advising clients; Due Diligence – researching title and preparing opinions for potential investors in real estate; Advising on Barbados law requirements, including planning and requirements; Reviewing and commenting on Shareholder’s Agreements and Share Purchase Agreements; Commercial mortgages for the leading financial entities in both territories; and Corporate Law with respect to drafting and preparation of Share Transfers – drafting share transfer agreements and corresponding corporate resolutions; Incorporation of local companies; as well as handling all matters pertaining to Succession.
Dale’s role as Human Resources Partner is of significant importance to the Firm, in that she is directly involved in the Firm’s staff recruitment of quality individuals, the training, and mentorship of the staff members who she considers contribute significantly to the continued success of the Firm.