Miss Justine Collins, LLM, LLB

Ms.  Collins was called to the Bar  in Jamaica in 2016, after having completed her studies at the Norman Manley Law School. She received a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB)  with honours from the University  of the West  Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

Justine is also the holder of a Master of Laws (LLM) in Commercial  and Corporate Law with Distinction from Queen Mary, University of  London. As a Research Assistant at Queen Mary, she conducted research into applications of Blockchain technology beyond Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. She has an avid interest in technology law, with a research focus  on  blockchain applications, computer law, financial technology (Fintech) and E-commerce law. Justine also has a certificate in Fintech Law and Policy from Duke University and a certificate in Fintech from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Justine has presented submissions on the Data Protection Bill to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament. She presently lectures Data Protection Law at the Jamaica Stock Exchange e-Campus as  par t of a Post-Graduate Diploma.

Justine is a member of the Jamaican Chapter of the Internet Society, the Computer Society of Jamaica, the Rotaract Club of Kingston and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Justine serves as a director of Access Financial Services  Limited, Jamaica Central Securities  Depository Limited, and JCSD Trustee Services Limited.

Justine has published articles for the International  Journal of Law and Information Technology; the Social Science Research Network (ssrn.com); and the Jambar Journal. She has presented at the Commonwealth Lawyers Association in Livingstone  Zambia; the Organisation  of Commonwealth Caribbean Organisations (OCCBA) Conference  in Florida, USA; 14th Annual Regional Investments  & Capital Markets Conference  of the Jamaica Stock Exchange; Annual Conference  of the Jamaican Bar Association; the 2nd Annual Conference of the Barbados Bar Association; the 4th Annual Mona Law Symposium at the University of the West Indies; the Jamaica Stock Exchange e-Campus and EU GDPR Institute Data Protection  Workshop  and seminars of the General Legal Council of Jamaica.