STATEMENT BY THE BAR COUNCIL OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF GUYANA ON THE DEATH OF MR. BERNARD DE SANTOS, S.C.9th March 2019
He was also an expert at cross examination and could often be seen in the courtroom skillfully and patiently breaking down the evidence of witnesses opposing his clients’ cases
Mr. De Santos was also a gifted raconteur and was frequently at the centre of a group of lawyers on the corridors of the Court as he regaled them with stories of cases and judges from days gone by.
He was kind and patient with younger lawyers and he mentored many junior lawyers who were new to intricacies of the profession.
Mr. De Santos’s passing leaves a vacuum in the profession and he will be sorely missed.
The Bar Council extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Bernard De Santos.