Josephine Whitehead SC AA
Josephine Whitehead graduated in law from Warwick University in 1973 and completed the Law Society of England and Wales solicitors’ qualifying examinations in 1974. She joined Cameron & Shepherd in 1975 as a clerk, became articled in 1977 and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1979.
Ms. Whitehead became a salaried partner in 1982 before temporarily relocating to the United Kingdom in 1983, where she practiced in Cardiff, Wales, until returning to Guyana in 1986. After lecturing for two years at the University of Guyana and working with the firm of de Caires & Fitzpatrick for another two years, she re-joined Cameron & Shepherd as a partner in 1991.
Ms. Whitehead was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2018.
She is a founder member of the Guyana Legal Aid Clinic of which she is director/secretary and a founder member and director of Help & Shelter, a non-governmental organisation that works against domestic and sexual violence and child abuse.
In 1995 Ms. Whitehead was awarded the Golden Arrow of Achievement in that year’s national honours list for services in the fields of sports, law and women’s rights.
She is a former Sportswoman of the Year (1980) and Female Sports Personality of the Year (1987), a founder member and former secretary and president of the Guyana Squash Racquets Association (now Guyana Racquets Association) and the recipient of a UN Volunteer of the Year Award (2001), a special National Sports Commission award for past contributions to sports in Guyana (2006) and the Rotary Club of Demerara’s first Vocational Service Award (2008).
Ms. Whitehead is currently ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners, an independent international market research firm based in London which operates across 200 jurisdictions and publishes annual detailed rankings of the world's leading lawyers.
Areas of practice: civil litigation; banking and commercial law; corporate law; conveyancing.
Rafiq Turhan Khan was admitted to practice in Guyana in 1984 after graduating from University of the West Indies with a law degree and obtaining a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica.
Nikhil Narayan Ramkarran obtained a law degree from the University of the West Indies in 1998 and graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in September 2000.