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Leading international author on Banking Law, Sir Ross Cranston, for workshop at UWI’s Law Faculty

For Release Upon Receipt - February 13, 2015

St. Augustine

The Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine invites all interested persons to a ‘Contemporary Legal Issues in Banking Law - Addressing the Challenges' Law Workshop. This event takes on February 21, 2015 at 8 am-6.30 pm at the University Inn.

The featured Lead Facilitator is (Sir) The Hon Justice Ross Cranston, UK judge, leading international author on Banking Law, former Solicitor General of the UK, former MP, leading international author on Banking Law and former Professor at LSE and Queen Mary’s College London.

Other presenters include The Honourable Justice William Blair – UK Judiciary, Dr. Chumah Amaefule – Lecturer in Banking Law, The UWI St. Augustine Faculty of Law, Dr. Ebenezer Adodo - Lecturer, University of Surrey and Dean of the Faculty of Law at The UWI St. Augustine, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine.  

Sessions include topics such as sanctions and freeze orders, Offshore Banking, the banking crisis: responses and ramifications, bank’s financing of international trade by means of letters of credit, among other topical issues in contemporary Banking Law. The registration fee of US$800 covers all workshop material.

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About Sir Ross Cranston FBA

Sir Ross Cranston is a judge of the High Court, Queens Bench Division. He is also a Visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a member of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom from 1997-2005. He was Solicitor General from 1998-2001. Previously he was Centennial Professor and Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at LSE. Before that he was Lubbock Professor of Banking Law and Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary & Westfield College. He was educated in Australia and at Harvard Law School and Oxford. He has held consultancies with UNCTAD, the World Bank, the IMF and the Commonwealth Secretariat to advise different countries on commercial, banking and securities laws. He has also undertaken peer reviews of the legal system for the European Commission in Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey. He was a long-time member of the legal advisory panel of the National Consumer Council in Britain until 1997 and chair of trustees of the whistleblower’s charity, Public Concern at Work. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)