Mark Anthony Fulford was presented to the Chief Justice Hon. Gordon Ward OBE by the Vice President of the TCI Bar Council Wendal Swann and was admitted as an attorney in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, Feb. 21.
Fulford, a barrister of England and Wales, attended the College of Law Bar School where his performance attracted a Lincoln’s Inn Bencher to applaud his efforts “a very fine achievement.”
He is a proud graduate of the University of Buckingham Law School where he was the first Turks and Caicos Islander to receive the coveted Merit Prize Award.
At Buckingham University he served as president of the Law Society, a position that ushered him into the company of distinguished leaders including His Royal Highness, the Duke of Kent.
Fulford has undertaken training contracts and mini pupilages in an array of practice areas in London, Kingston, Sheffield, Kent, Birmingham and in Hamilton, Bermuda, with many Queen’s Counsels, Senior Barristers and Heads of Chambers.
During the ceremony at the Supreme Court on Providenciales, Fulford called for a moment of silence to honour his grandmother, Emily R. Parker, who died Feb. 5.
Fulford said he deemed it a privilege to be joining the legal minds of his homeland at this time in his country’s history, “where a lawyer’s job does
not only include prosecuting and defending, but now has to include advocating for the advancement, not retreat, of the Turks and Caicos Islander’s way of life.”
“I ask you all to bear witness to my commitment to put my time and energy towards the betterment and protection of our generation and
generations yet unborn. If we no longer need revolution to secure fairness and justice, we can and must use the law, to ensure it, for all.”