Lubricants company Paramount Trading has onboarded attorney Demetrie Adams to fill the vacancy of legal officer, consequent on the departure of Shantel Walters.
The appointment took effect on June 1, where Adams will manage the company’s legal, corporate and company secretarial affairs. Adams commenced his legal career eight years ago at the law firm, Rattray Patterson Rattray, where he appeared in several insurance matters in the several courts of Jamaica.
In January 2017, he commenced his sole practice and was engaged in civil and criminal litigation. In October that year, Adams was admitted to the Barbadian Bar and has since successfully appeared in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a watershed decision on employment law from that jurisdiction, which has reshaped the country’s labour relations.
Adams’ legal background
He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus where he teaches Law of Contract I and II and Legal Method and Research Writing. Adams is also apPartner at Messrs. Tavares-Finson Adams, Attorneys-at-Law.
His areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, corporate and commercial, conveyancing and insurance law. In 2020, Adams successfully completed courses at the e-Campus of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) to include corporate management, board dynamics and risk management.
He is a chartered director, having completed his studies at the Caribbean Governance Training Institute in 2021.
Paramount, in its statement, said it wholeheartedly welcomes Adams and looks forward to the role he will play in the further growth and development of the company.
Walters’ tenure as legal officer ended on May 31, 2023, when she demitted office. According the Hugh Graham-led Paramount, she was instrumental in the legal and company secretarial affairs of the company, as it continued its growth, development and diversification.
“Her work remains invaluable and her successor, the company says will certainly build upon the systems and strategies she has implemented. The board of directors and management of Paramount wholeheartedly thank Ms Walters for her service and extend best wishes in her future endeavours,” said the company.