Y.M. Fitz-Henley was added to MF&G’s Litigation Department, following his calling to the Jamaican Bar in 2018. His practice areas include general commercial litigation, property litigation, medical negligence, and family law.
A Kingston College and Ardenne High alum, Y.M. graduated with Honours from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Bachelor of Laws programme. From UWI, he matriculated to the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS), where he received awards and scholarships such as the Arthur Glen-Roy Cruickshank, QC, JP, Memorial Prize for the Top Male in Criminal Practice and Procedure, the Dr. the Hon. Alfred Rattray, OJ, Memorial Scholarship, and the Keith Stanford Phillip Sobion Memorial (Special) Bursary.
He also distinguished himself in advocacy, representing UWI at the 2016 staging of the Munroe E. Price Media Law Mooting Competition in New York, and NMLS at the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Mooting Competition (the Jessup) in Washington, D.C. He was the first person to be bestowed with the honour of the Keith Smith Memorial Award for the Best Oralist at the competition’s national rounds. Y.M. was also recognized by NMLS for his performance at the Jessup, being awarded The Philip C. Jessup Memorial Mooting Competition Prize in September 2018.
He is an Adjunct Tutor at the UWI, Mona Faculty of Law, and has instructed students in the areas of Contract Law and Legal Methods, Research and Writing.
Y.M. is passionate about literature, languages and law, but lists cricket as his first love. He also enjoys a game of chess, having represented Jamaica’s U-20 Carifta team in 2013.