Mrs. Eleanor Joye Donaldson Honeywell Sworn in as Puisne Judge of the High Court

Ms Eleanor Joye Donaldson Honeywell obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of the West Indies and an EMBA in Management from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.

After being called to the Bar both in Trinidad and Tobago in 1989 and Jamaica in 1990, she continued training in a number of areas including Judicial Education as a Commonwealth Judicial Education Fellow at Dalhousie University, Canada; Securities Regulation at the US Securities Exchange Commission and Competition Law at the US Federal Trade Commission.

She has served as Solicitor General and Head of the Civil Law Department in the Ministry of the Attorney General and subsequently went into private practice.

During that time Ms Donaldson-Honeywell engaged in extensive practice as an Attorney-at-Law and Judicial Officer in Jamaica.  Presided over numerous Criminal Trials and Preliminary Inquiries as a Resident Magistrate at the Kingston Corporate Area Criminal Division as well as in the Civil and Family Courts.

She also played a pioneering role in the formation of regulatory fields of securities law and competition law.  She became Director of Legal Services and Enforcement, Securities Commission and was one of the first legal officers employed at the Fair Trading Commission in Jamaica.

Ms Donaldson-Honeywell was engaged in Civil Litigation practice during a tenure as an Associate Attorney at Clinton Hart & Co, Jamaica.  She was also engaged in instructing and advocacy work up to the appellate level with commendation and covered diverse areas of law including banking, insurance, personal injuries, employment, landlord and tenant and land law tutored Business Law at the University of Technology in Jamaica and also tutored Business Law at the University of Technology in Jamaica.