colin M Thompson, Partner, bahamas
George is a co-founder and managing partner of Karam & Missick Turks & Caicos and Bahamas. George is a fierce and fearless litigator with a strong background in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Admiralty, Insolvency and Company Law. He graduated from the University of Buckingham with Honours in 2000 and passed the Bar Vocational Course in 2001 at the University of the West of England & Wales, Bristol. George is admitted to three Bars: England & Wales (2001), The Bahamas Bar (2001) and the Turks and Caicos Bar (2007). He is also certified in dispute resolution from the Dispute Resolution Foundation in Jamaica. Prior to starting the partnership of Karam & Missick, George worked as a senior associate at the law firm of Callenders & Co. in the Bahamas where he handled detailed civil and commercial litigation, and conveyancing matters throughout the Bahamas. He also worked on a variety of litigation and commercial matters for the Grand Bahama Port Authority Group of Companies including the GB Harbour Company, GB Airport Company, GB Power & Utility Company and the GB Shipyard.
George has enjoyed much success in both the Supreme Court and Appeals Court and has won many high profiled cases in the civil courts as well as the Labour Tribunal. George has been involved in multi-million dollar insolvency claims, world wide freezing injunction claims, ship arrest andother maritime related matters. He regularly advises commercial banks, trust companies, resorts and large corporations on banking and commercial matters.
More generally, George provides advice in relation to high value personal injury and fatal accident claims and has successfully litigated or settled claims totaling in the millions.
George is a former President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar Association having served 3 consecutive terms and is a former member of the Rotary Club of Providenciales and conducts regular legal aid clinics within the community.He was sworn in as a Notary Public of the Turks and Caicos by HE Governor Ric Todd in Providenciales on 22nd April 2012 and is also a Notary Public in the Bahamas.