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With nimble mastery and a crisp ability to navigate Bahamian maritime law, negligence claims, and alternate dispute resolution approaches, Kenra Parris-Whittaker, Esq. is an astute and effective lawyer for our times.
Kenra has litigated on both sides of the courtroom, and she leverages strengths in both discovery and research, formulating incisive inquiries and powerful positioning for resonating results. Her ability to clearly articulate a case’s full scope translates from the courtroom to virtual or remote litigation platforms (if needed)—expediting prompt and fair resolutions. With her sound knowledge of both port and court admiralty law, Kenra is frequently sought as an arbitrator and mediator.
Kenra’s legal skills have often led to the creation of case law, with modern contextual interpretation and new jurisdictional jurisprudence. She has provided a range of solutions for multi-national and regional shipping companies, cruise lines, protection & indemnity clubs (P&I), and UK-based law firms in need of Bahamas representation. She has successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for clients from favorable judgments and settlements. Kenra also represents regulatory authorities in the interpretation of new statutes and the Hawksbill Creek Agreement.
Committed to due process throughout the legal landscape, Kenra’s diverse client base also includes vessel repair shops, shipyard owners, crew members, injured plaintiffs, and executors/executrices for large estates.
Before becoming a partner at ParrisWhittaker, Kenra was a senior associate litigating commercial, probate and maritime cases at globally recognized Callenders & Co.
Nassau-born and Canadian and UK-educated, Kenra received her Bachelors of Law from the University of Buckingham, Law and attended the Inns of Court School of Law.
Languages: English (fluent), French (conversational)
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