Emile Leiba, President of the Jamaican Bar Association
The Appeal Court on Friday handed down a decision agreeing with the points raised by the Jamaican Bar Association in its quest to block amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
The amendments would compel lawyers to report instances of financial crimes in dealing with their clients.
The Bar Association claimed that the amended legislation would damage the rights of citizens to an independent legal profession.
Emile Leiba, President of the Association, told Radio Jamaica News that Friday's ruling is being analysed.
"The reasons for the judgment is over 600 paragraphs, so I think both sides have to digest it, understand what it means when we have reviewed and analysed it, and hopefully come to a middle ground that is acceptable to all sides," he said.