Ashanti obtained her Bachelors of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of the West Indies in 2002, and in 2004 she received her Legal Education Certificate (LEC Merit) from the Norman Manley Law School. Ashanti graduated at the top of her class in 2004 and thus far, is the only Belizean to receive a Merit Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School. Ashanti is also a member of the Norman Manley Law School’s Principal Roll 2004 and is the recipient of several awards including the Council of Legal Education Prize for the most outstanding student over 2 years (2004), the Council of Legal Education Prize for most outstanding first year student (2003), the Harney Westwood & Riegels Prize for the most outstanding overseas student (2004), and the Belize Bar Association Prize for most outstanding Belizean student (2004).
Ashanti has been practicing at the private bar since 2004 and during this time she has garnered considerable experience in litigation and non-litigation areas of the law. Ashanti has worked on several landmark constitutional and trade mark cases, complex multi-jurisdictional fraud and asset recovery cases, labour disputes, real estate disputes and commercial disputes. Ashanti also has considerable experience in banking, local and offshore corporations, and real estate transactions. Ashanti is considered a leading attorney in Belize in Fraud and Asset Recovery, and has presented at local and international conferences on Belize’s Offshore Sector and Asset Recovery in Belize. In 2013 Ashanti was appointed as the Belize representative for ICC FraudNet, a network of attorneys worldwide who specialize in Fraud and Asset Recovery. Ashanti is also listed in Who’s Who Legal as a leading attorney in Asset Recovery.
Ashanti has argued before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in Belize, and has appeared as Co-Counsel in several cases before the Caribbean Court of Justice (Belize’s final appellate Court).
Ashanti holds a Certificate in Mediation Practice and Procedure awarded by the Dispute Resolution Foundation in Jamaica (2004) and has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of Belize for Business Law, Contract Law and Civil Procedure.
Ashanti currently serves on the Boards of St. John’s College and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she has served as the Secretary of the Executive Council since 2010.
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