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Barrister: Thalia Maragh

Year of Call: 2009

Thalia was called to the Jamaican Bar in 1999 where she practised at the private bar and worked with a local human rights NGO (The Independent Jamaican Council for Human Rights). She transferred to the English Bar in 2009 after completing a Masters at Kings College London and working at Birnberg Peirce & Partners (London).

Thalia’s practice at the English Bar has been predominantly criminal defence and inquests; defending in serious crimes and acting for bereaved families in Article 2 inquests. She also has experience in family law and is frequently instructed in family proceedings as an expert on Jamaican law advising on constitutional law, extradition, child rights, and family proceedings.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Advocates Association (Jamaica)
  • Amnesty
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Jamaica Bar Association

Education & Qualifications

  • 2007: LLM (Human Rights & International Criminal Law), Kings College London
  • 2006: Chevening Scholarship
  • 1999: Gifford Thompson Bright Prize for Human Rights, Norman Manley Law School
  • 1999: Piper & Samuda Prize for Advocacy & Debating, Norman Manley Law School
  • 1999: Certificate of Legal Education, Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica
  • 1998: Judge Madge Morgan Prize for Advocacy, Norman Manley Law School
  • 1997: LLB (Hons), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados