Causwell v General Legal Council (ex parte Elizabeth Hartley)

Practice – Parties. The appellant Jamaican General Legal Council's appeal failed. Proceedings had been initiated by an individual who purported to represent the complainant. The complainant had later ratified the individual's appointment. The Privy Council held that there was no statutory requirement, express or implied, in the Jamaican Legal Profession Act (the LPA) or elsewhere, that prohibited the validation of the initiation of proceedings under s 12 of the LPA by way of ratification by the person alleged to be aggrieved.

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