Mequissa completed her law degree in Barbados at the University of the West Indies where she earned a First Class (Honours) LLB before starting her GDL in the UK. She went on to complete her BPTC in Birmingham where she achieved a grade of Outstanding while dedicating her time to volunteering within the Midlands.
Before starting pupillage at Ropewalk, Mequissa worked in various legal roles including acting as a judicial assistant to civil and criminal judges in the Barbados Supreme Court where she gained experience in personal injury. In addition to her work with the Judiciary, she has worked as a commercial legal strategist at a multi-jurisdictional Caribbean law firm and as a corporate affairs officer at Barbados’ Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office.
Passionate about pro bono work, Mequissa worked with Streetlaw and LEASE in the UK while completing the GDL and BPTC. She has spent several years volunteering with various organisations including the UNDP and the Rotary Club in Barbados. Mequissa has also launched and headed several charities aimed at promoting legal education.
Mequissa has secured 15 scholarships and awards throughout her academic career, including 2 exhibition awards from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She has won 2 moot competitions in Barbados and represented her university at the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition where she was commended for her impressive oral advocacy.
While maintaining her interest in personal injury and commercial law, Mequissa has also developed an interest in clinical negligence, inquests, abuse and disease after spending the first few months of pupillage with her principal pupil supervisor, Deborah Davies. She looks forward to exploring these areas further during pupillage.
Mequissa’s interests away from Chambers include singing, something she did professionally before coming to the Bar. She also enjoys spending time with her family, mentoring aspiring barristers, playing video games and learning Norwegian.
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- The Budding Bar
- LLM, The University of the West Indies (Cave Hill)
- BPTC, BPP Birmingham
- GDL, BPP London
- LLB, The University of the West Indies (Cave Hill)