Jacy A. J. Whittaker

Freeport,  Bahamas
Phone+242 352 6110

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • E-Business and Ecommerce Law
  • Employment and Immigration
  • Estates, Probates, Wills and Trusts
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Trade Names
  • Professional Negligence and Medical Malpractice
  • Shipping and Aircraft
  • Estates and Trust Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Share Purchase Agreements
  • Commercial/Contractual Disputes
  • Condominium Association Litigation and Disputes
  • Fatal Accident Claims
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Construction Disputes and Litigation
  • Property Disputes and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Copyright and Designs
  • Company Law
  • Contentious Probate Issues
  • Professional Negligence
  • Promissory Notes
  • Vessel Lease Agreements
  • Maritime Disputes and Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Judicial Review
  • Public Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Admiralty Law
  • Boat Manufacturing Liability
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Charter Parties
  • Charter Party Arbitration
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Diving and Offshore Injuries
  • Marine Cargo
  • Marine Law
  • Marine Liability
  • Marine Oil Spills
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Maritime Commercial Law
  • Maritime Contracts
  • Maritime Criminal Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Maritime Liens
  • Maritime Negligence
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Maritime Property Damage
  • Ship Finance
  • Shipbuilding and Repair
  • Ship Sales and Mortgages
  • Shipping
  • Shipyard Litigation
  • Mediation
  • International Mediation
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • International Asset Protection
  • Asset Protection
  • Asset Recovery
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Chancery and Equity
  • Chancery Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Collections
  • Garnishments
  • International Collections
  • Post Judgment Collections
  • Professional Collections
  • Retail Collections
  • Secured Collections
  • Collections
  • Unsecured Collections
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Commercial Liability
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Computers and Software
  • Computer Contracts
  • Computer Crime
  • Computer Fraud
  • Computer Law
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Software Law
  • Computer Technology
  • Data Protection
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Information Technology
  • Software Copyright
  • Software Licensing
  • Software Protection
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Accidents
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Labor Law
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Products Liability
  • Contractors Liability
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Civil Fraud
  • Fraud
  • Labor and Employment
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Defamation
  • Libel and Slander
  • Libel Defense
  • Media Libel
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Negligence
  • Negligence Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury Appeals
  • Personal Injury Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Psychological Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • Spinal Injury
  • Slip and Fall
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death
  • Probate
  • Ancillary Probate
  • International Probate
  • Probate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate Taxation
  • Resorts and Leisure
  • Hospitality Law
  • Torts
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Liability
  • Tort Defense
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Inheritance
Contact InfoTelephone: +242 352 6110
Telephone: +242 352 6112
Fax: +242 352 6114
EducationSt. Paul's Methodist College; Success Training College (Associates Degree in Business Administration, 2001); University of Buckingham (Bachelors in Law, 2004); Inns of Court School of Law
Admitted2005, London; 2007, Bahamas
Memberships Bar of England and Wales; Bahamas Bar Association; American Bar Association; Ontario Bar Association; Rotary International; Lincoln's Inn.
BornGeorge Town, Cayman Islands, January 2, 1980

As a Bahamas-based litigator, the key to winning is gearing up to go to war...and arriving over-prepared.

I would never walk into a courtroom without more research, more evidence, and more angles than the opposition. Since I don't know how much ammunition the opposition will bring, this means over-preparing on all fronts. Even if not everything gets used, I'll be able to think quickly on my feet to win my clients' applications, writs, submissions, and hearings.

My partner, Arthur K. Parris, Jr., and I founded Parris Whittaker in 2011, after leaving Callenders & Co., one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Grand Bahama.

Parris Whittaker has a full-range corporate, finance, and real estate legal practice, allowing us to provide reliable and skilled local counsel for many an international corporation. We can take a deal from inception to execution, take a case from submission to victory, and provide all legal consulting and litigation-protection services along the way. We also handle licensure- crucial but often baffling for foreign counsel.

I'm highly active in the Grand Bahama business community. I am a director, advisor, and/or committee chair for the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, Freeport Law Society, and Salvation Army. I'm also a member of the American Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, and Bahamas Bar Association.

Don't hesitate to consult me if you need counsel or help regarding Bahamas-based:

•Commercial Litigation

•Commercial Transactions

•Real Estate Conveyancing & Mortgages

•Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) License Applications

•Maritime Law

•Corporate Services; Incorporation & Restructuring

•Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Trade Names

•Ebusiness & Ecommerce Law

•Employment & Immigration Law

•Professional Negligence & Medical Malpractice Law

•Family Law

•Estates, Probates, Wills & Trusts


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Insurance Exclusions
Jacy A. J. Whittaker, August 7, 2015, previously published by www.ParrisWhittaker.com on August 6, 2015
If you are involved in the shipping industry, you will be only too aware of how quickly challenging and difficult legal problems can arise at sea. When you need to make an insurance claim, the complexities of maritime law can present real barriers to getting the swift resolution you need. At top...

Arbitration Clauses: Do They Trump Other Requirements?
Jacy A. J. Whittaker, July 28, 2015
A recent ruling in the UK’s High Court highlights the importance of arbitration clauses and agreements in commercial disputes, and clarifies when they take precedence.

Commercial Contracts: Implied Terms
Jacy A. J. Whittaker, July 16, 2015
No term would be implied into a contract, requiring a bank to use reasonable care to obtain the best price it could when asserting its right of forced sale of a limited partnership, the UK’s High Court has said.

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Jacy A. J. Whittaker

Bank Lane
Freeport 20122

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