Team

Lorna Olivia Phillips, LL.B., LL.M.

Managing Partner & Head of the Commercial Group
    • Admitted to Practice:
    • England and Wales (1993); Jamaica (1995)

    • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in law (Birmingham University)

      Master's degree in international development law (Warwick University)

      Admission as Solicitor (Law Society of England and Wales)

      Legal Education Certificate (Norman Manley Law School - (Jamaica)

    • Practice Areas:
    • Corporate and Commercial

      Real Estate, Property Development & Construction

      Tourism & Investment

      Estate Planning & Business Succession

    • Special Skills
    • Commercial, Mediation, Negotiation

    • Languages:
    • English

    • Membership:
    • Jamaica Bar Association

      Law Society Of England and Wales

      Trade Committee of the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce

    • Positions Held:
    • Co-founder/partner of Jamaican Professional Partners - A business advisory service for expatriates

      Founder and Chair of The Real Estate Reform Consortium Limited - a not for profit multidisciplinary organization formed to organize and lobby for improvements in the real estate industry

      Consortium Limited - a not for profit multidisciplinary organization formed to organize and lobby for improvements in the real estate industry

      Co-founder and Chair of Women for Wellbeing & Development - not for profit organization formed to address the needs of women and children

      Board member of Jamaica Association of Minority Shareholders Limited (2006-7)

      Founder and Steering Committee Member of Jamaican Connection - a professional networking association (1995-7)

    • Special Achievements:
    • Created innovative approach to law firm development leading to (first ever law) firm being awarded Jamaica Chamber of Commerce 2006 Award for Entrepreneurialism

      Concluded property and corporate deals for local and overseas clients - from second homes and villas to lands for development e.g., acquisition of eco-tourism project comprising over 2000 acres of land

      Project attorney for large housing & commercial development (over 1300 residential units) from land acquisition to disposal of units

      Resolved range of registered/unregistered land issues - from simple to complex - latter usually involving multi parties, intestacy, migration and family issues

      Facilitated corporate/commercial transactions of various types e.g., joint ventures, investment agreements, distributorships, intellectual property, commercial leases

      Mediated commercial, estate and family disputes

      Advised commercial and private clients in general contractual/commercial matters, land matters, business incorporations

      Created and delivered in-house training modules in negotiation, ethics, land law and commercial law.

    • Publications:
    • Regular Contributor to the World Bank publication "Doing Business - Legal Rights Survey" and "Women Business and the Law"

      Contributor of the Jamaican Chapter in publication on Doing Business in Latin America published by Juris Publishing, Inc

    • E-mail:
    • lorna@nicholsonphillips.com