Principal

 

replace-principal-picMs. O. A. Carol Aina was admitted to practise in England in 1988 and to the Jamaican Bar in 1995.

Ms. Aina was a partner in the law firm Ackroyd & Aina in London where she specialized in civil litigation and family law. She was a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and acted as an advisor to the Family Rights Group on a research project about the experience of families in compulsory child care proceedings in the United Kingdom. She was a lecturer in their Child Care Law and Practice Courses between 1991 and 1992 when the Children Act 1991 was implemented.

In 1995, Ms. Aina returned to Jamaica and joined the litigation department of the law firm DunnCox. To date she remains a Consultant to the firm.

In September 1997, she was appointed Course Director for Civil Procedure & Practice 1 at the Norman Manley Law School. She has been an active member of both the Civil Procedure and Family Law Committees of the Jamaican Bar Association. She has also been a member  Rules Committee of Jamaica for several years  and was commended for her contribution to the preparation of the Civil Procedure Rules for Jamaica. She has chaired and presented papers on Civil Procedure to several organisations, and was  the Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Jamaica Bar Association from 2011-2014.

Ms. Aina was  also appointed as a Consultant to the CARICOM Legislative Drafting Facility in 2004, to prepare draft rules for the Caribbean Court of Justice.

In 2005-2006, while on Sabbatical from the law school, Miss Aina was appointed as an Adjunct Professor and as the Caribbean Law Programme Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Shepard Broad Law Centre at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Ms. Aina was appointed to act as Principal  between September 2006 to August 2008. She was subsequently  appointed as the the Senior Tutor from September 2008  until her substantive appointment as Principal on November 1, 2012.

She is a Certified Mediator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and holds a diploma in International Arbitration. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management. with Merit, from the University of Nottingham.