Areas of practice

William Panton was called to the Bar in 1977 and admitted to the Jamaican Bar in 1989.  He is the most senior member of chambers with over 30 years at the Bar with expertise in Criminal and Civil Litigation.


Between 1990 - 1996, Mr Panton was employed as the Principal Legal Officer to the Commission for Racial Equality in the United Kingdom, advising on all aspects of Corporate Law and Industrial Relations.  Since 1996, Mr Panton has also been an advisor to one of the largest teaching unions, The Association of Teachers and Lecturers, representing its members in the Employment and Appellate courts.


Mr Panton's other areas of expertise include Employment/Industrial Relations, Family, Commercial, Libel Law and Public Inquiries.  He has successfully represented numerous clients before the Employment Tribunal and has also represented both employers and employees in racial discrimination cases.  He is also a member of the Public Access Scheme.


Mr Panton accepts instructions under the 2013 Contractual Terms.



William Panton

Year of Call: 1977