Antiguan and Barbudan national, Brent Alexander Scotland, was recently called to the bar of England and Wales at the Michaelmas Reception at Gray’s Inn, London.
Brent completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons.) in Communication and Commerce at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada. He then graduated with a Master of Science degree from the University of Nottingham, UK. He attained his Graduate Diploma in Law at the BPP University, UK and thereafter passed the Bar Training Course with distinction on his first attempt.
Brent is the Co-President of Halo Generation Y, the youth arm of the Halo Foundation in Antigua and Barbuda. He has spearheaded many charitable and environmental initiatives, inclusive of island-wide clean up campaigns, anti-suicide awareness retreats for teens and tree-planting exercises.
In January 2020, he had the privilege of being one of the first citizens of Antigua and Barbuda to climb to Africa’s highest point, the Uhuru Peak at Mount Kilimanjaro. Choosing to raise funds through an extreme sport like mountain climbing was important to him because it highlighted a local charitable cause.
He has a penchant for overcoming challenges. By climbing the highest free-standing mountain in the world, he aimed to show the youth that even if they come from one of the smallest nations on earth, they can surmount almost any obstacle in life.
Brent is the recipient of the Halo Hero Humanitarian Award (2020) and the Commonwealth Covid-19 Hero Award (2021). He is a former employee of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), and the son of Their Excellencies Sir Rodney and Lady Williams.