Attorneys

Who We Are

THE BLACKSTONE LAW COMPANY is staffed with competent, dynamic, ethical attorneys.

Our reputation has been built on our consistent responsiveness to Clients’ needs coupled with straightforward and focused advice.

Our greatest legal capabilities are in conveyancing, estate and trust law, contract law, labour law, corporate, commercial law, family law and mediation.

Our most valuable asset is our Attorneys, whose priority it is to provide our Clients with the best sound legal advice rooted in integrity.

Joseph H. Serrant

Founder

THE BLACKSTONE LAW COMPANY’s founder, Director and Senior Legal Counsel is Mr. Joseph H. Serrant,

Joseph H. Serrant

THE BLACKSTONE LAW COMPANY’s founder, Director and Senior Legal Counsel is Mr. Joseph H. Serrant, an Attorney-at-Law with nearly 40 years of professional experience as an Attorney in the United States and the Caribbean Commonwealth.

Mr. Joseph H. Serrant    BSc. (Hons). (Crim.Just.) LEC, J.D..

A graduate of New York Institute of Finance in 1976, he commenced his legal education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at  the New York City University.  He graduated with is B.S. Criminal Justice in 1980 Cum Laude.  In 1983 he graduated from Howard University School of Law in Washington D.C. with  Jurist Doctor of Law with Certificate of Excellence 1983

After working in the United States in a both the public and private sectors, namely Bronx District Attorney’s Office, New York, Nothwestern Mutual Life Assurance Company, Inspector General’s Office , New York City Board of Education as the Supervising Attorney of Investigations and in the Fraud and Corruption Division, Mr. Serrant returned to the region of his birth.

He enrolled at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago where he obtained his Certificate of Legal Education in 1992.

Since then, Mr. Joseph Serrant has been playing a pivotal role in the Caribbean’s economic stability, being the Chief Legal Advisor of Serrant and Associates between 1983 and 2002 in the Commonwealth of Dominica, an Attorney with the firm N. Keith Simmons & Co. between 2002 and 2011, and finally the Chief Legal Counsel with the BLACKSTONE LAW COMPANY in Barbados since 2011.

The company has assisted clients both private and corporate as far as France, Germany, Belgium, Eastern Europe, French West Indies, Caribbean, USA, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our staff is fluent in English, French and Creole.

The Team

“Besides the Attorneys shown on our profile The Blackstone Law Company comprises of numerous other attorneys specializing in Family Law, Personal Injury, Estate matters and Land matters and Civil Litigation.”

AKIRA J. HUSBANDS

LEGAL COUNSEL

LEC ASSOSCIATE

AKIRA J. HUSBANDS LL.B. (HONS)

 

Akira Husbands is young Attorney-at-law who was awarded the Legal Education Certificate in 2016 from the Hugh Wooding Law School.

 

Akira is a former student of Harrison College where she completed her secondary education and was shaped into the person she is today. Having completed Harrison College, Akira attended the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (U.W.I) to pursue a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) which she successfully completed with Upper Second-Class Honours. Her journey then took her to the Hugh Wooding Law School where Akira was awarded her Legal Education Certificate in 2016 on the Principal’s Roll of Honour.

 

Upon completing her studies at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Akira was admitted to practise law in Barbados and joined the Blackstone Law Company as an Associate Attorney-at Law, where she continues to practise today. Akira’s practice is diverse as she handles matters under a variety of areas such as Civil Litigation, Conveyancing (Sale and Purchase of Property), Wills and Estates, Personal Injuries, Contract Law and Company Law. However, a particular passion has been developed for the areas of Conveyancing, Wills and Estates and Company Law.

Akira also has a strong interest in Intellectual Property Law and intends to further her education in this area in the very near future.

 

Jamila Eastmond

LEGAL COUNSEL

LEC ASSOSCIATE

Jamila Eastmond LLB

Rashida Francis

Administrative Counsel

RASHIDA FRANCIS BSc. LL.B. (Hons) LEC

 

 

RASHIDA N. FRANCIS attended Harrison College from 1996 to 2002 and in 2003, she completed her High School education at Central Magnet High School in Louisville, Kentucky U.S.A. She continued on her academic path by pursuing a BSc. in Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville where she was a Woodford B. Porter Scholar as well as a Muhammed Ali Scholar.

As a Muhammed Ali Scholar, Ms. Francis travelled to Paris, Manchester, Liverpool and Dakar, Senegal to explore and study issues related to peace, social justice and civil rights. During this time she was also the Vice President of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Pi Alpha Chapter at the University of Louisville Campus and participated in events to raise funds for their charity ‘Strike Out Arthritis’.

In the summer of 2006, Ms. Francis interned with the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville and in 2007, upon her return to Barbados, she joined the Pathology team at the Forensic Sciences Centre where she assisted then Head Forensic Pathologist Dr. Carl Winskog with autopsies and the medical investigation of death.

In 2011, Ms. Francis was accepted to read for a Bachelor of Laws at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus and successfully graduated in 2014 with Upper Second Class Honours. In 2016, she graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School on the Principal’s List and with a Certificate in Legal Education.

Ms. Francis practices mainly in the areas of Estates and Conveyancing.

CHRISTINA G. CUMBERBATCH

LEGAL COUNSEL

CHRISTINA G. CUMBERBATCH B.A. (HONS), LL.B. (HONS), LEC

ASSOCIATE

Prior to embarking on her legal career, Christina began her professional pursuits when she read for her first degree in Psychology at the University of the West Indies CaveHill Campus. She graduated in 2011 with Honours. Having garnered this success, Christina, intent on gaining practical insight into the world of work joined the team at CIBC First Caribbean International Bank where she experienced the ethos of a corporate environment.

 

Christina subsequently returned to the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill where she pursued her Bachelor of Laws degree and graduated in 2015 with Honours. Christina continued her legal training by completing the Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 2017. Christina was called to the Bar in Barbados in that same year. Christina’s time at the Hugh Wooding Law School was punctuated by an internship at various Government Entities, where she gained valuable experience in Property Law, Conveyancing and Revenue Law.

 

After admission to the bar and building on her previous corporate experience, Christina broadened her legal scope under the tutelage of a Corporate Attorney-at -Law. Christina subsequently joined the team at the Blackstone Law Company in January of 2018 and has been honing her skills in conveyancing, property law, civil litigation, estate and personal injury matters.

 

Christina’s  other legal interests include Family law, Intellectual Property Law  and and Offshore Law.