Mr. Jefferson Cumberbatch

Mr. Jefferson Cumberbatch teaches Torts, Employment Law and Comparative Labour Law at the University of the West Indies and has research interests in Consumer Protection, Freedom of Association, Dismissal Law and Media Law, inter alia. He is co-author of the text West Indian Law of Contract and has published extensively in some of the leading international legal journals. Mr. Cumberbatch has drafted the Consumer Guarantees Act 2002 of Barbados and has undertaken several legal consultancies for various foreign, regional and local institutions. From 2009-2012, he served as a member of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission. Locally, he is Chairman of a NIS (Benefits) Appeals Tribunal, the Consumer Claims Tribunal, the Fair Trading Commission, and the Anti-Money Laundering Authority. He is also a member of the Financial Services Commission and has previously acted as a Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and writes a weekly column on topical matters in the Barbados Advocate.