Cameron & Shepherd is the oldest law firm in Guyana. It has been in continuous operation as a partnership since 4 April 1901.
Since its inception, the firm has had a substantial commercial and corporate law practice. Records surviving from 1905 and 1910 show in-depth analysis of the principles of those areas.
The law reports of British Guiana and Guyana, and since 1958, the West Indian Reports (WIR), are replete with cases argued by Cameron & Shepherd, including many which have become important precedents.
In one of the landmark cases argued by the firm, unjust enrichment was recognised as a substantive doctrine in the law of Guyana twenty-one years before its acceptance in England.
Another, on carriage of goods by air, has been reported in Lloyd’s Law Reports and twice cited in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
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