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Shantal English, Attorney at Law

Shantal English, Attorney at Law

Shantal English is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School, Kingston, Jamaica where she earned the Legal Education Certificate, LEC. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and earned a Bachelor of Laws degree with upper second class honours.

Shantal interned at a law firm whilst enrolled at the Norman Manley Law School.  She interned for two years instead of the usual four weeks required under the regulations because she wanted to gain the widest possible exposure to the nuances, pitfalls, opportunities, and cement her preferences in the various practice areas. Shantal is comfortable handling business issues; probate, administration, and related estate matters; personal injury actions especially those involving foreign nationals visiting Jamaica; real property especially residential and commercial transactions; and family law.

Ms. English is an adjunct lecturer on the law of real property at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies. She has on occasions tutored law students in intellectual property and tort. Shantal's non-legal experience includes research on values and attitudes in Jamaica under the sponsorship of the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission.

Shantal has amassed a remarkable record of accomplishment of social activities and has served in many leadership positions in several organizations including the Mona Law Society and   Guild of Students. Ms. English also worked as senior peer career advisor to students.  

Ms. English excelled as a student of the Queen’s School, Kingston, Jamaica where she was the Deputy Head Girl. She volunteered her seemingly endless time in several students’ clubs. Shantal was always on the roll for academic excellence. Shantal earned 5th place in Sociology in Jamaica and placed 8th in the English-Speaking Caribbean Region, and was selected to read the Queen of England Speech on Phenomenal Women Expo at the Houses of Parliament Commonwealth Day.

Shantal has maintained strong ties to her community. She is an active member of her congregation where she is deputy superintendent of the Sunday School Department. She is also a Young Adult Leader of the Girl Guides Association of Jamaica.

Ms. English enjoys writing short stories, photography, and giving speeches on social advancement to community groups.



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