Solicitor General - Nicole Foster-Pusey, QC

Mrs. Nicole Foster-Pusey is an attorney-at-law who has been called to the Jamaican Bar for over 20 years. She has acquired extensive experience in Litigation and has developed acknowledged expertise in the area of public law/ judicial review in particular. Much of her experience was acquired while working in the Attorney General’s Chambers of Jamaica over the period 1993-2008. During this period she served as Director – Litigation Division, Director of State Proceedings, Director - Commercial Affairs Division, Acting Director – Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Division and Acting Resident Magistrate. Mrs. Foster-Pusey has appeared in a number of significant cases in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Jamaica and has also appeared at the Privy Council. Along with her broad exposure to the various legal matters handled by the Chambers, she also brings significant experience in the management of administrative matters related to the Chambers as during her earlier time at the Chambers she at one time headed the Chambers’ Training and Seminars Committee, its Interviewing Committee and sat on its Building, Newsletter and Library Committees. She benefitted from a number of training opportunities including that of Transformational Leadership and Change Management.

Mrs. Foster-Pusey is a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholar and Cambridge Commonwealth Society Fellow having studied law at the University of Cambridge where she graduated with a Master of Law with First Class Honours. She also received the Jennings Prize (Wolfson College) for accomplishing First Class Honours as well as the Hugh Bevan Prize (Wolfson College) for being the Most Distinguished LLM student. Prior to these achievements, she attended the Norman Manley Law School and obtained the Certificate for Legal Education and the University of the West Indies (UWI) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws. In the course of pursuing her Bachelors of Law she also received the UWI – Guild of Graduates Merit Award in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and a sense of commitment to the Caribbean as well as the Christopher Blackman Prize for Labour Law.

Born in Trelawny, Mrs. Foster-Pusey however spent her formative years in Porus, Manchester. A former Head Girl and Fifth Form Valedictorian of Manchester High School, she acquired her early years of education at the Porus Infant and Porus Primary Schools.

Mrs. Foster-Pusey has been a member of several Boards among them the Mona Preparatory School and the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers Limited (JACAP). She currently serves on the Board of Choose Life International and is a member of the Constitution and Doctrine Committee of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. She also actively participates in the ministry of the United Church at the congregational level. Mrs. Foster-Pusey recently tutored in Civil Procedure and Practice at the Norman Manley Law School.

Her professional membership extends to the Jamaican Bar Association, the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship and the Jamaican Bar Association Publications Committee. She has also written several articles which have been published.

Mrs. Foster-Pusey is married to Nigel, a Minister of Religion. They have two children.

After practising for a few years as a sole practitioner, she was appointed Solicitor General in the Attorney General’s Chamber of Jamaica in August 2012.