Brent Alexander Scotland, an Antiguan who already has a prolific resume in humanitarian service was recently called to the bar of England and Wales during a ceremony at the Michaelmas Reception at Gray’s Inn, London.
Mr. Scotland was the recipient of the Halo Hero Humanitarian Award (2020) and the Commonwealth Covid-19 Hero Award (2021).
He is also the Co-President of Halo Generation Y, the youth arm of the Halo Foundation in Antigua and Barbuda.
The Halo Foundation is a charity of his mother First Lady Sandra Williams who serves as President and Founder of the organisation. His father is Governor General, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams.
According to a press statement issued by Halo Foundation Inc., Mr. Scotland has spearheaded many charitable and environmental initiatives, inclusive of island-wide clean up campaigns, anti-suicide awareness retreats for teens and tree-planting exercises.
In January 2020, he had the privilege of being one of the first citizens of Antigua and Barbuda to climb to Africa’s highest point, the Uhuru Peak at Mount Kilimanjaro.
Choosing to raise funds through an extreme sport like mountain climbing was important to him because it highlighted a local charitable cause.
“He has a penchant for overcoming challenges. By climbing the highest free-standing mountain in the world, he aimed to show the youth that even if they come from one of the smallest nations on earth, they can surmount almost any obstacle in life,” the release read.
He is a former employee of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP).
He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons.) in Communication and Commerce at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada.
He then graduated with a Master of Science degree from the University of Nottingham, UK. He attained his Graduate Diploma in Law at the BPP University, UK and thereafter passed the Bar Training Course with distinction on his first attempt.