International Women’s Day 2023
International Women’s Day celebrates the strength and success of female individuals throughout history. It is an opportunity to applaud the progress that has been made and witness the potential of the future. The International Women’s Day campaign theme for 2023 is “embrace equity.”
At Lennox Paton, we believe passionately in the power of women’s rights and resist the gender gaps that continue to exist in our society. We stand with the courageous women in our communities who have championed change and broken down gender stereotypes. We are inspired by all the women who have forged their own paths, becoming strong and leading figures in traditionally male-dominated roles.
On International Women’s Day, we would like to celebrate the achievements of the women at Lennox Paton. Our female partners continue to gain renown as leaders in their fields, and our female attorneys and staff at all levels play a significant role in driving the firm’s success. We are proud that almost 40% of our partners are female, a figure which we aim to maintain.
We encourage everyone to actively support and embrace equity.
Our female partners:
Metta MacMillan-Hughes KC
Metta is a partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Private Client groups. She is recognised as a leading commercial and civil litigator in the Bahamas. Held in high regard by the judiciary and her peers, Metta’s submissions in several cases have precipitated amendments to the law. She regularly appears before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and has also appeared before the Privy Council in the UK.
Metta was appointed as King’s Counsel in December 2021, a recognition of her outstanding skills as an advocate and her considerable years of practice in giving advice in specialist fields of law.
Read more about Metta’s practice here.
Chelon joined the firm in 1996 and is a partner in our Real Estate, Resort Development and Private Client groups. In recent years, she has developed a niche and invaluable experience in resort development involving all aspects of resort acquisitions and sales, project financing and master planning while also maintaining a strong private client practice.
Chelon has routinely acted in some of the leading resort, residential and commercial projects in The Bahamas and for some of the leading financial institutions and lender groups in the financing of development projects.
Read more about Chelon’s practice here.
Michelle is a partner in our Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Investment Funds, Private Client groups. She has considerable experience in the areas of investment funds, securities law, corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, immigration, probate, private client and wealth management matters.
Michelle was a director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board for the period 2006 – 2010 and again commencing 2017.
Read more about Michelle’s practice here.
Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou is a partner in our Commercial Litigation group. She appears regularly as lead counsel before the Bahamian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Sophia continues to receive growing recognition for her reputation in the field of insolvency litigation. She represents clients in multi-jurisdictional matters and has acted in several prominent cross-border insolvency cases.
Sophia is regularly called on to speak at various international conferences, including INSOL, ABA, ABI, and the AIJA, and has contributed to numerous publications with respect to Bahamian law. Sophia was named in Global Restructuring Review’s ’40 Under 40’ and was featured in GRR’s ‘Women in Restructuring’ list in 2019.
Read more about Sophia’s practice here.
Nateisha L. Anderson-Bain
Nateisha is a partner in our Real Estate group. She joined the firm in 2013 and specialises in representing purchasers and vendors in buying and selling residential and commercial property, as well as representing mortgagees and mortgagors in secured financing transactions. Nateisha also focuses on resort and condominium development, including all aspects of acquisition, financing, regulatory approvals, master planning, sales programmes and the drafting of heads of agreements. Her practice extends generally to private client, corporate, commercial, estate planning and residency matters.
In 2019, Nateisha was selected as a recipient of the “40 under 40 Most Influential and Successful Professionals in The Bahamas” award by Professional Services Bahamas.
Read more about Nateisha’s practice here.
Chizelle is a partner in our Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on commercial and general litigation claims, including contracts, banking, insolvency, fraud, personal injury, professional negligence, employment and family law. Chizelle appeared as junior counsel before the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty’s Privy Council in the landmark case of Junkanoo Estates Bahamas Ltd et al v UBS (Bahamas) Ltd (In Voluntary Liquidation  UKPC 8. In this case, Chizelle helped to obtain a ruling that clarified the long-standing confusion over the concurrent jurisdictions between the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, when applying for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal in The Bahamas.
Read more about Chizelle’s practice here.