Rodwell R.A. Williams, S.C., C.B.E.

Rodwell R. A. Williams, S.C., C.B.E.

Rodwell R. A. Williams, S.C., C.B.E.

Rodwell is the Managing Partner of Barrow & Williams and the head of the firm’s litigation practice group. He was admitted to practice in Belize in 1985 and is one of Belize’s leading practitioners in the area of Commercial Law. He has prepared cases and represented clients in judicial hearings at every level of the court system, including the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, formerly Belize’s highest appellate court.

Rodwell has extensive experience in all areas of the law and focuses his practice on Commercial, Corporate, Litigation, Offshore Services, Real Estate & Trusts. He advises a broad clientele of financial institutions and has a breadth of experience in the area of banking and finance. He specialises in contentious and non contentious commercial transactions and regularly acts as receiver/ receiver manager. Rodwell also has vast experience working with complex multi-jurisdictional matters.

Prior to founding the firm he served as a Magistrate in Belize City during the years 1982 to 1984 and as Crown Counsel in the Office of Public Prosecution, 1984. He has also tutored in paralegal studies at the University College of Belize, 1991- 1996 and in the Certificate in Public Administration programme offered by the University of the West Indies Extra Mural Studies Programme (1986-1988). He was also a partner in the firm Lindo, Barrow & Williams (1985 – 1989).

In 2008, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) – CBE for public and community service. He is currently the Chairman of the Belize Electricity Limited, the sole distributor of electricity in Belize.

He has participated in various conferences and written numerous academic articles. Rodwell is a member of various professional bodies, has served and serves on various committees, foundations and organizations at the highest level.

MEMBERSHIPS & KEY POSITIONS HELD

Bar Association of Belize (Vice President, 1988-1992 and 2000-2002)
General Legal Council (Member,1989)
Belize Offshore Practitioner’s Association, (President, 1990 – 2006)
University College of Belize, (Chairman, 1992-1994)
National Development Foundation of Belize, (Chairman, 1996-2001)
Member of the International Financial Services Commission (1999- Present)
Habitat for Humanity Belize (President, 2003-2007)
HelpAge Belize (Director, 2003-2007)
Supreme Court Rules Revision Committee (Member, 2005)
International Tax Planning Association (Member, 2005-Present)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Member, 2005-Present)
Scout Foundation of Belize, (Member, 2005-Present)
National Trade Negotiating Commission (Member , 2006)

EDUCATION

University of the West Indies (Bachelor of Arts Degree ( Hons.), 1979)
University of the West Indies (Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons.) 1982)
Norman Manley Law School (Legal Education Certificate, 1984)
LANGUAGES : English
EMAIL: rodwell@barrowandwilliams.com