Karen Hill-Hector LLB (Hons), ACIArb

With over seven year’s practice as a Magistrate in two jurisdictions Karen Hill-Hector has a wealth of experience adjudicating on matters covering a wide range of subjects including building construction, financial services, family law, insurance, intellectual property rights, labour and employment, landlord and tenant, manufacturing, mining and energy, telecommunications, transportation and utilities.

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Mrs Hill-Hector is a graduate of the University of London and the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. In addition, she has received training and certification in different forms of dispute resolution such as arbitration, mediation and negotiation through the London based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the University of Windsor, Canada.

She brings to her ADR practice more than 12 years of legal experience, including her seven years on the bench where she acquired a significant amount of experience. Steadfast in her belief that litigation is not the best way to resolve many types of conflicts, Mrs. Hill-Hector is working to help individuals achieve mutually agreeable, timely, and less costly outcomes to their cases through different forms of dispute resolution.

Prior to working as a Magistrate she worked as Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chamber, Jamaica for several years advising and appearing as counsel for the Government of Jamaica in contract negotiations, mediations, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and at various commissions of enquiry.

Upon joining the Magistracy, she served in that capacity in Jamaica and later in St. Kitts & Nevis.

From 2004 – 2008 she was a lecturer at the University College of the Caribbean in Jamaica where she taught Land Law for the University of London’s Distance Learning Programme.

Mrs. Hill-Hector is a registered member of the CIArb at the Associate Level and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).