Notable Cases


Hari Narayen Ramkarran was admitted to practice in Guyana in 1973, having qualified as a barrister of Gray’s Inn, London, England, in 1972. He became an attorney-at-law when the two branches of the legal profession were merged. He joined Cameron & Shepherd in 1977, became a partner in 1982 and is now the firm’s Senior Partner. He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 1996. Mr. Ramkarran served as a member of the Bar Council for over ten years and is a past secretary of the Guyana Bar Association. He was Chairman of the Constitution Reform Commission in 1999-2000 and has  Speaker of the National Assembly of Guyana from 2001 to 2011.


Josephine Whitehead graduated from Warwick University with a law degree in 1973 and completed the Law Society of England and Wales qualifying examinations in 1974. She joined Cameron & Shepherd in 1975 as a clerk, became articled in 1977 and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1979. She became a salaried partner in 1982 before temporarily relocating to the United Kingdom in 1983, where she worked with John Loosemore & Co, of Cardiff, Wales, until 1986, when she returned to Guyana. After lecturing for two years at the University of Guyana and working with the firm of de Caires & Fitzpatrick for another two years, she rejoined Cameron & Shepherd as a partner in 1991. Ms. Whitehead is a founder member of the Guyana Legal Aid Clinic and is its secretary.


Rafiq Khan was admitted to practice in Guyana in 1984 after graduating from University of the West Indies with a law degree and obtaining a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. He joined Cameron & Shepherd the same year as an associate counsel and became a partner in 1986. Mr. Khan is the leading practitioner in intellectual property in Guyana and has represented the government at intellectual property conferences in Geneva and Ecuador.He has served on the Legal Practitioners Committee for several years and is a member of the Rules Committee charged with revising the Rules of the High Court. Mr. Khan has also lectured in contract and equitable remedies at the University of Guyana.


Nikhil Narayan Ramkarran obtained a law degree from the University of the West Indies in 1998 and graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in September 2000. He joined the firm as an associate counsel upon his admission to the bar in November 2000 and since then has adopted the firm’s specialization in general civil and commercial litigation as his own. Mr. Ramkarran became a partner in 2005 and has assisted in the modernisation of the firm, moving us from typewriters to word processors to a fully networked computer system. He is currently engaged in establishing a computerised file and client management system. Mr. Ramkarran is the chairperson of the board of the Guyana Stock Exchange and honorary legal counsel to the Guyana Red Cross Society.


Kamal Shiromani Ramkarran was admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law in Guyana in October 2002 and joined Cameron & Shepherd on 1 November 2002 as an associate. He became a partner in January 2007. He holds a Diploma in Public Management from the University of Guyana (1997), a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (2000), a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School (2002), and a Master of Laws degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London (2006). In 2003 he was appointed to the National Archives Advisory Committee and to the Guyana Medical Council in 2006.


Joseph Arthur King was admitted to practice in Guyana in June 1954 having qualified as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn. He joined Cameron & Shepherd immediately thereafter as an associate counsel and became a partner in December 1955. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1975. Mr. King has served as a Judge of the High Court and is one of Guyana’s most distinguished and respected lawyers. Although now retired from the partnership, Mr. King’s vast experience is still available to the firm on a consultancy basis.