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Attorney Leslie Thomas
Attorney Leslie Thomas

Attorney at law Cabral Douglas who has launched a US$3M lawsuit against the government of Dominica over the Tommy Lee affair has now followed up by retaining one of England's top barristers Dr. Leslie Thomas QC to lead the litigation phase of the case due to commence in Trinidad.

"I am pleased to announce that I have retained the services of Leslie Thomas QC LLB LLD. Dr. Thomas is one of the UK's leading human rights barristers, he brings a wealth of knowledge and courtroom experience in high profile cases to the table, and I am extremely fortunate to have him onboard to lead the litigation phase of this matter..."Douglas said in a statement.

Dr. Thomas QC who was awarded an honorary doctorate from Kingston University for his civil rights work among other prestigious awards for his legal advocacy has been a member of Garden Court Chambers in London for most of his professional career spanning over a 25 year period at the English bar.

Garden Court Chambers is one of the largest and most high-profile barristers' chambers in the UK with over 180 barristers, including 20 QCs.

Dr. Thomas is among the sets 20 QC's - he obtained his silk in 2014.

The set provides a wealth of expertise across criminal defence, civil liberties, inquest law, housing law, immigration, family law and public law. Its passion for human rights and social justice has shaped the development of law in these areas, with many of its members acting in some of the most important, precedent-setting cases in the UK today.