Pearline Y. Ingraham
Areas of Practice:
- Commercial & Civil Litigation
- Human Rights & Constitutional Law
- Corporate & Commercial
- Real Estate & Development
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Judicial Review
- Wills, Estate Planning & Probate
If ever there were a doubt about compassion and the law, one moment with Callenders Associate Pearline Ingraham will dispel any trace. A staunch defender of women’s and children’s rights, Ingraham is articulate and shining proof that passion about people and the law go hand-in-hand when in the right hands.
Her decision to join the Grand Bahama office of Callenders as an Associate in 2014 was driven by a desire to join the firm known for its strong stance in human rights and civil litigation. She brought with her a decade of practice in other areas including Commercial Law, Conveyancing and Real Property and Condominium Disputes, but it was the opportunity to defend human rights that compelled her to become part of a firm known for its successful civil and criminal litigation practice particularly in the areas of human rights and insolvencies.
“Human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, when you work in those arenas, you are impacting the lives of individuals. One of the reasons I chose law was because I wanted to be able to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged. I find that to be the most rewarding part of practice. There is no greater feeling than being able to effect change in someone’s life,” says Ingraham whose upbringing and multi-cultural heritage influenced her path to work in an area where she assists with the protection of the rights of others.
Ms. Ingraham earned her Associate of Arts in Law and Criminal Justice at the College of The Bahamas and in 2005, obtained a Bachelors of Law with a minor in Business Finance from the University of Buckingham, England. In September 2005, she commenced the Bar Vocational Course at Inns of Court School of Law, London, England and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in July, 2006 and the Bahamas Bar in September of that year. She is a member of Lincoln’s Inn and currently practices in the areas of Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Conveyancing and Real Property and Condominium Disputes. She is currently a director of the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Grand Bahama Chapter after having previously served as Vice President.