M. Maurice Manning K.C.


M. Maurice Manning, KC, is a Partner and the Head of the Litigation Department where his core areas of practice are commercial and civil litigation. He has advocacy experience at all levels of the Jamaican judicial system, including at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Supreme Court of Jamaica and the Court of Appeal. He was accorded the status of King’s Counsel in 2020 after demonstrating decades of high quality advocacy in areas such as receiverships and insolvency mortgage claims and foreclosure, banking and commercial litigation, arbitration of construction contracts, intellectual property disputes, negligence, personal injury, and insurance Claims.

Maurice is ranked among the top tier of attorneys in Jamaica by Chambers Global Guide Ranking and he was lead counsel or co-counsel in the following landmark cases:

Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation Inc. (Appellant) v Real Estate Board (Respondent)

Attorney General (The) v Jamaican Bar Association (The) and anor

Tri-Star Engineering Ltd. v Alu-Plastics Ltd. et al

Petrojam Limited v Sea Ventures Shipping Ltd, Worldwide Green Tankers et al

Sky-High Holdings Limited (Acting on its own behalf as Bondholder and on behalf of the Bondholders Trustee the JCSD Trustee Services Limited v Mystic Mountain Limited et al

Edwards, Janet v Jamaica Beverages Limited

Maurice has written and presented the following papers through the Jamaican Bar Association and the University of the West Indies-

The Mortgagee’s Duty on Exercising the Powers of Sale: reviewing the duty (Liability and Damages).

Avoiding Ethical Landmines and Tripwires: a review of common breaches of the canons of professional ethics.

The Exercise of the Mortgagee’s Powers of Sale in Jamaica.       

The Duties of Instructing Counsel.

The Legal and Ethical Issues: rights and responsibilities – Rights of Vulnerable Patients, Health Care Providers and Institutions.

Workplace Wellness – The Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of Employers and Employees.

Nov 2016: Infectious Disease Outbreaks – Who protects the health care worker? Responsibilities & Liabilities.

He is or has been involved in these professional organizations and civic service endeavours: Jamaican Bar Association, Universal Centre of Truth for Better Living, Emergency Powers Review Tribunal, East Kingston and the Norman Manley Law School.

Email: mmanning@nsdco.com


University of the West Indies

LL.B. (Hons.) – Bachelor of Laws, 1991

Norman Manley Law School

LEC – Legal Education Certificate, 1993

Jamaican Institute of Management

Certificate of Achievement – Jamaican Securities Course, 2007

Practice Areas

Civil & Commercial Litigation
Insolvency & Debt Collection
Telecommunications and Technology
Privacy Law and Data Protection
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation and Arbitration

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