Mr. Gale is a Queens Counsel and an Attorney-at-Law of nearly 40 years standing having obtained his Law Degree with Honours from the University of Cardiff in the United Kingdom in 1976. He then joined the Society of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in England in 1977.Having been admitted to practise in Barbados in 1980, and following his obtaining of his Legal Education Certificate which qualified him to practise law throughout the Caribbean he began his practice of law not only as an advocate/barrister but also as an attorney-at-law in the non-contentious practice of law.
He has extensive experience in the commercial field including, conveyancing, mortgages, residential and golf developments, commercial developments, incorporations, partnerships, corporate acquisitions, take overs, mergers, joint ventures, corporate finance, public offerings and insolvency.Mr. Gale’s civil litigation practice includes appearances in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados, the Privy Council in England and the Caribbean Court of Justice.
His litigation experience is extensive and has encompassed virtually all aspects of civil litigation including but not limited to litigation involving corporate, commercial, banking, insurance, personal injury, property, admiralty, fraud, insolvency, cross-border as well as multi-jurisdictional litigation. In addition, Mr. Gale has appeared as Counsel in significant arbitration proceedings.He has been a Director of many public and private companies and previously was a Director of the Barbados National Bank from 1994 to 2004. He is also a former Director of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados where he served as a director for nearly ten years.
Mr. Gale has served as a member of Council of the Barbados Bar Association for many years and was elected President of the said Association on May 18th 2013.
He is currently a member of the Judicial Council which is a public body and which has responsibility for the Administration of the Courts of Barbados. In addition, Mr. Gale serves as a member of the Judicial Appointments Committee, which Committee is charged with responsibility of recommending to the Prime Minister of Barbados suitable persons to be appointed as judges in the Supreme Court of Barbados. Mr. Gale is also a member of the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court.
Service Areas and Practice Areas
Mergers and Acquisitions
International finance transactions
Mortgage and domestic finance transactions
Residential and commercial developments
Lancing College (UK) LLB
University of Cardiff, U.K. (Hons.)
Middle Temple, U.K
Council of Legal Education (LEC)
Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad
Admissions to Bar
1978 called to the Bar in England
1980 admitted to practise in Barbados
1983 admitted to practise in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
2002 appointed Queens Counsel
2014 admitted to practise in Trinidad and Tobago
2017 admitted to practise in Antigua
Barbados Bar Association
Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago