Six years ago, foreign national Patricia Simpson complained that her Barbados attorney, Therold Fields, had stolen over half a million dollars from her in a real estate deal. Simpson reported that she gave the money to Fields to pay for real estate and that he simply stole the funds.
This is a common enough scam in Barbados where we have way too many lawyers scrambling for their piece of a very small pie.
Six years ago, and in the typical Bajan legal fashion no conclusion has been reached. Fields is still free to practice law and theft. One would think that good Bajan lawyers would be embarrassed by Mr. Fields’ conduct and moreso by the total lack of progress in righting the wrong.
One would think.
Will Barbados allow this crooked thief to continue as a lawyer?
The odds and past history say “Yes”.
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Photo of crooked lawyer Therold Fields courtesy of The Nation