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Oct 6, 2015

He Says Legal Fees Aren’t Exorbitant

Denys Barrow, who is the brother of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, has also been a target in the Opposition People’s United Party’s campaign. The P.U.P. says that he has been paid millions in legal fees as G.O.B.’s lawyer of choice. The attorney hasn’t been fazed by the negative attention. He told News Five today that he’s being used to get to his brother when in fact the fees he’s collected are nothing out of the ordinary.

 

Denys Barrow, Attorney

Denys Barrow

“It is political mischief and one expects it in the course of a political campaign. Regrettably there isn’t any kind of corruption, any kind of shady dealing on the part of Dean Barrow that they can point to. So what they do is they say because I charge the usual fee that a very senior attorney will charge and the government pays this for my services, they are saying this is nepotism, that this is something which should reflect badly on Dean Barrow. I regret that they have seen fit to do this because they all know that the fees that I charge are the same fees as lawyers at my level of practice, my experience of practicing would charge. I would love to give you a bill of cost for instance that Lord Goldsmith submitted and is seeking to get the Government of Belize to pay where he is charging one thousand pounds an hour for his services, whereas I charge, along with other senior lawyers, at the rate of one thousand Belize dollars an hour. I think a thousand pounds works out to maybe three thousand four hundred Belize dollars an hour. So it is what is charged that the government pays to me and it is far less than what it could have been required to pay if it had employed somebody such as Lord Goldsmith or some English QC.”

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1 Response for “He Says Legal Fees Aren’t Exorbitant”

  1. Belizean@ heart says:

    DEFINETELY ITS CALLED NEPOTISM that a lot of money and why only him? so many lawyers are their and like its dean barrow’s brother of course he chose him so them can share the profits of many cases-so we pay so much millions and I get a lee part of it-dean barrow is also part of the lawfirm of his brother so if he denys barrow is collecting $524,850.00 and its one case ONLY and so how much is dean barrow share/how mush $$$$-must be in millions also,and these piranias are just messing up our Belizean people mostly the poor we are just ‘BAITS”/carnada used by dean barrow and government to get richer/millionaires-we are just being used by the puppet master/dean barrow-people must wake up and see the real issues affecting our country-education/FAIR land distribution,our health dept/hospitals are failing becuase dean barrow has an electrician as ‘MINISTER OF HELATH’ he is risking the many lives of our brothers and sister having and incompetent pablo marin/electrician-what does he know about the health of our nation? NADAAAAAAA OF COURSE so many babies have died at the KHMH afew yrs ago because of his incompetence and ignorance of this pablo marin- so many need at the hospitals-medications,equipments-OW Norther Regional need an ‘ULTRASOUND” machine-something so nesesary needed for our patients/loved ones and people sometimes at these hard time some cannot afford to pay in private clinics that costs about $135.00 for an ultrasound…SOO many poor that are struggling out here-things are sooo depesing @ times,its soo unfortunate people continue to elect stupid people like pablo marin and a government that only thinks for themselves not for the poor people/UDP cornies yes them have ham and turkey etc fi eat and the poor? they are left in the cold.

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