Grenada’s first female Queen's Counsel has passed away

By Rumi Samuel Published on May 02, 2022
Grenada’s first female Queen's Counsel has passed away

Grenada is in mourning following the passing of Celia Clyne-Edwards, Queen’s Counsel.

The Ministry of Legal Affairs says Edwards QC was a veteran litigator and leaves behind a great legacy of being the first female Queen’s Counsel of Grenada. She was deservingly elevated to the rank of silk in 2008.

She was also Grenada’s first female Island Scholar, a former Chairperson of the Public Service Commission, the Land Development Control Authority and President of the Rotary Club of Grenada.

At the time of her passing, she was the representative for the Utter Bar on the General Legal Counsel.
The Ministry of Legal Affairs says Edwards, 65, willingly aided many in her professional and personal capacity throughout her life.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell extended his condolences. According to the prime minister, Edwards distinguished herself as part of the legal fraternity and went above and beyond fighting for her clients.

Her passing, he said, represents a tremendous loss to the legal profession in Grenada.

And the Grenada Bar Association expressed sadness over the passing of Grenada’s first and only female Queen’s Counsel.

The GBA extended its condolences to Edwards' children, including its colleagues Deloni and Celene, her entire family, including its colleague Zuriel Francique, her friends and the staff at the Law Office of G.E.D Clyne on this terrible loss.

Rumi Samuel

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