Justin is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales on 28 November 2013. Justin joined Verralls on 6 January 2014, having spent 3 months undergoing an internship at Gibraltar’s largest law firm, as well as a short placement at the Office of the Gibraltar Ombudsman. He was then admitted to the Supreme Court of Gibraltar as a barrister on 5 March 2014.
Justin is a focused and keen practitioner. Having first come to the firm fresh from completing his BPTC and having been exposed to a Company-oriented atmosphere during his internship, Justin’s interests in the law are varied. He has partaken in a wealth of general litigious and non-litigious work since joining the firm and now regularly appears before the Magistrates’ Court and the Supreme Court of Gibraltar. Justin began his practice primarily as a criminal and general civil litigator. Being firmly based in litigious practice, he has now honed and specialised his skill-set and is the main family practitioner in the firm, while also regularly being instructed in adult and juvenile criminal matters, personal injury cases and commercial disputes.
As part of his ongoing personal development, Justin has also successfully achieved the Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner’s Certificate and is an accredited Interpersonal Mediator, able to provide such services in family, employment and related disputes as of May 2017.
Justin’s desire to instil a conscientious mindset to any task which he carries out is at the heart of his approach to the law. He is not easily fazed and boasts a solid and no-nonsense mind-set. His love of advocacy and litigation, his confidence and commitment in dealing with clients, as well as his capacity to go the extra mile are all characteristics of his practice.
“When everything was looking down you helped me get up, where others failed to help you did so in no time at all. You didn’t just help me, you turned my life around. You have done a magnificent job and I have the highest regard for you and your firm. I am so grateful and will never forget all you have done for me and the time that you have sacrificed, including taking take my calls and helping me after hours. Thank you so much”NICHOLAS POVEDA