Derek is admitted in Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Grenada, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent/ Grenadines and the United Kingdom.
He enjoys the very rare distinction of being ranked by the authoritative guide of Chambers and Partners in two jurisdictions namely; Jamaica and Cayman, and in two different practice areas.
He has served on the board of numerous public and private companies in Jamaica and Cayman. Apart from advocacy in the Courts, he has done a considerable amount of public speaking, and is known for his independent thought as well as his wit.
Derek is currently a partner of the firm of HSM Chambers, Cayman Islands. He is Chairman of: Cable and Wireless Jamaica Pension Fund; Red Stripe Pension Fund; Sterling Investments; Jamaica College Trust and Director - JN Cayman, Building Society, Cayman Islands.