Patterson K. H. Cheltenham QC, GCM, FCIArb.
Mr Cheltenham has over forty years of professional experience as a legal practitioner, after having attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies in 1975 and a Master of Laws degree from the University College, London in 1976. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2001 and awarded the Gold Crown of Merit by the Barbados government in 2012 for his contribution to the legal profession and public service.
He is one of the principals of Charlton Chambers, a leading chamber of lawyers in Barbados, and his practice has primarily focussed the areas of civil litigation, insurance, and personal injury law, employment law, and corporate and commercial law. Mr Cheltenham has also been involved in frequent negotiations, and other forms of non-litigious dispute resolution and he has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and as an Accredited Mediator.
In addition to his bar admission in Barbados, Mr Cheltenham is also called to the bars of Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia. He has represented corporate and individual clients, as well as statutory boards and other governmental agencies before several tribunals, the High Court, Court of Appeal, Privy Council and Caribbean Court of Justice.
Mr Cheltenham is deeply committed to education and to public service. He has served as a lecturer and tutor in company and commercial law in the Faculty of Law, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He is also a member of the CARICOM Competition Commission, and the education co-ordinator of the CIArb (Caribbean Branch).