Bar Association mourns death of Llewellyn John, SC, CCH

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Clifton Mortimer Llewelyn John, SC, CCH

…said career was one of ‘distinction and impact’ in legal profession

The Bar Association of Guyana on Sunday expressed condolences on the death of Clifton Mortimer Llewellyn John, SC, CCH, (‘Senior’) who died on January 16, 2021.

In a statement, the Bar Association said “the records of The Bar Association of Guyana will be amended by the appending of an asterisk at the end of the name of one of the longest serving legal practitioners and supporters of the profession”.

The Association said the legal career of ‘Senior’ was one of “distinction and impact”, in the legal profession and the Guyana society.
“His service was recognized in 2015 with the award of the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH), our third highest national award. Senior has been part of and participated in over fifty years of the transformation of the legal profession, pre-independence, post-independence, pre-republican status, the 1980 constitutional reforms, the fusions of the legal profession, the 2003 Constitutional reforms, the 2016 Civil Procedure Rules, and in 2017 the personal achievement of admission to the Inner Bar. The name CML John, was a constant presence. His distinctive dress of the Nero Collared Suit, his command of the Queen’s English, and a resounding voice which enhanced his stature, all elements of a distinguished gentleman in the Law,” the Association said.


The Bar Association said it has lost “a constant supporter” who never waived in his support for the association.
“His name is recorded as present at most meetings throughout the decades of our existence. Senior in recent years has even served as a member of the Bar Council, sharing his experience, guidance and wisdom with another generation of Attorneys-at-Law. With his passing, we have lost a colleague, mentor, supporter and friend,” the statement said.

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