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Tamiko Smith, Managing Partner

Practice areas: civil and criminal litigation, property law, family law, probate and estates, intellectual property

Tamiko was called to the Jamaican Bar in 2009, Tamiko has garnered experience in Civil and Criminal Litigation, Property Law, Family Law, Estate Law and Company & Trademark Registration.

She acquired her start as a Legal Intern at Ian G. Wilkinson & Co. while engaging in full-time legal studies. After graduating from the Norman Manley Law School Tamiko spent two years as Legal Counsel in the start-up company, Nanook Enterprises, which aimed to assist Jamaican artists of various genres to access legal industry knowledge and convert their talent into credible income. In 2011 Tamiko joined Frater, Ennis & Gordon as an Associate where, after a short time, she became the Senior Litigation Associate and continued in that capacity until 2019 when she left to form RamsaySmith.

Tamiko obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (2007), a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School (2009) and a Masters in Business Administration from Victoria University, Australia (2017). Other areas of interest include professional image and etiquette which lead her to obtain a Diploma in Professional Styling & Image Consultancy from the Australian College of Professional Styling in 2013.

Among her other roles, Tamiko is an Associate Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School Legal Aid Clinic, she is a member of the Jamaican Bar Association, Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship Association and the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce and a past Mentor with the Youth Upliftment Through Empowerment (Y.U.T.E.) program. She is passionate about leading through human connection, coaching and mentoring and believes that national and regional transformation can be achieved through collaboration and peer-to-peer sharing.

Marc Francis Ramsay, Partner

Practice areas: mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, corporate and commercial, corporate governance, property law

Marc is called to the Bar in Barbados, Jamaica, and Belize and is a Professionally Accredited Corporate Secretary and Professionally Accredited Director (GovStrat). He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies, and has read the private and public international law courses at the Hague Academy of Law at the International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands.

Marc’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financing, international trade, employment law, and human rights to range of blue chip clients in Jamaica and internationally. He served as a Consultant to the Caribbean Council in London, UK, and prior to founding Marc Francis Ramsay & Company (the predecessor firm to RamsaySmith) served as Crown Counsel - International Legal Affairs in the Government of Belize, where his practice included public international law, commercial law, and international trade and negotiations. His international law litigation experience includes instructing in the landmark Shanique Myrie v Barbados case before the Caribbean Court of Justice (Original Jurisdiction). Marc also served as a consultant to the Directorate General of Trade in Belize, drafting the country's new Geographical Indications Bill, the first of its kind in the region.

Marc has served on several company and government boards, including serving as Chairman of Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited and as a Board Member of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority and Teacher Service Commission since 2016.  He has also served as Chairman of the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library Service Advocacy Committee. Marc currently serves as a Director of the regions only publicly traded venture capital company SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited.

Committed to service, Marc has been coach of the Norman Manley Law School Jessup Mooting team for several years and previously lectured at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies in public international law, advanced legal writing, and governance.

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Hanielle Hines

Hanielle is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. 

During her studies she participated in student advocacy, representing UWI at the 2016 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court and Norman Manley Law School at the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition ("the Jessup"), the world's largest and most prestigious mooting competition. At the Jessup her team was awarded for placing among the top 32 schools in the world and Hanielle was awarded for placing among the best oralists. She continues to be involved in student advocacy internationally as team advisor. 

Hanielle also loves the stage and is a former member of the University of the West Indies Mona Chorale. She has also performed with her theatre troupe locally and internationally.

Hanielle was admitted to practice in 2018.