A dedicated team with a
diverse legal background.
Liza A. Harridyal Sodha
LL.B (HONS), LL.M, TEP
Liza Harridyal Sodha is the Principal of Harridyal Sodha & Associates (LizaLaw).
In 1994, Liza graduated with honours, from the law faculty at the University of Manchester, England and then articled in London, England. Thereafter, she completed a professional training course in Jamaica to qualify as a Caricom lawyer, prior to being called to the Bar in Barbados in 1996. In 2001, Liza earned a Masters Degree in the Law of International Trade & Finance from the University of Wolverhampton and London. Shortly after being accepted to the Barbados Bar, Liza worked for a private, Barbados based wealth management international bank as in-house Counsel and Trust Officer and then for a leading law firm in Barbados. Harridyal Sodha & Associates (LizaLaw) was formed in 2002 and has gained recognition in international circles. Liza is an Executive of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Barbados Branch), a Director of the Barbados International Business Association, and the Deputy Chair of the Joint Working Policy Group, which advises the Ministry of International Business in Barbados.
Keisha N. Hyde Porchetta
LL.B (HONS), TEP
Keisha N. Hyde Porchetta is a senior lawyer at LizaLaw and has been practicing since 2002. Keisha graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, having obtained her degree in Bachelor of Laws. She then pursued her Certificate of Legal Education at the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. In addition to holding an LLB (Hons), Keisha is the current Chair of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA).
Keisha brings a wealth of experience in a number of legal areas including Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Property, Taxation, Trust and Estates, Insurance, Pensions, Shipping, Mergers and Acquisitions and Bankruptcy and Insolvency.
Ayo Barnard-Rawlins is an Associate at LizaLaw. Ayo was called to the Bar of England & Wales in July 2005 and to the Bar of Barbados in June 2006.
Ayo is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and currently serves as a Junior Committee Member on the Council for the Barbados Bar Association and as Committee Member on the Barbados International Business Association Legal Profession Committee.
At Harridyal Sodha & Associates Ayo is involved in Conveyancing, Mortgages, Employment law, Corporate and Commercial, and Trusts and Estates.
Natalia R. Leslie
B.A. (HONS), LL.B (HONS), L.E.C.
Natalia Leslie joined LizaLaw in 2015. She graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) in 2013 and completed her Legal Education Certification at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 2015. Prior to this, Natalia received a Bachelor of History (Hons.) in 2009 also from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.
Natalia is the head of the firm’s Corporate Department and practices in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, Conveyancing and Succession Law. She has experience in complex financing transactions, corporate restructuring and provides advice to local and international clients on Barbados regulatory matters. Natalia has authored and co-authored several editorial and legal articles.
Alana T. Nichols-Rogers
Alana T. Nichols-Rogers began her legal education at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, and completed her Bachelors of Law degree in 2014. She attended the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago and obtained her Legal Education Certificate in 2016, thereafter being called to the Barbados Bar. Alana joined the LizaLaw team as an Associate Attorney-at-Law the following year, and continues to provide exceptional service and advice to domestic, regional and international clients in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, Labour and Employment Law, Trust and Estate Law, and Property Law.
Shane P. Kingston
Shane was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2014 and is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. He commenced practice in the Caribbean upon being called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 where he gained a wealth of experience practicing with some of the leading chambers in the region. Shane has a background in civil and commercial litigation and his passion for the law has made him a welcome addition to the Lizalaw team since being called to the Bar of Barbados in 2019. Shane’s current practice is in corporate and international business law with a focus on cross-border commercial transactions.
Keisha M. Alleyne
Keisha M. Alleyne obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2016. She then attended the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago where she acquired her Legal Education Certificate. There she completed the Corporate Law Legal Clinic and received the prize for Best Performance in Trial Advocacy. Keisha was admitted to the Barbados Bar in 2018, following which, she practiced in the areas of Civil and Commercial litigation, Real Estate, Employment and Estate Law. Keisha joined the firm in 2020, and practices in the areas of Corporate and Commercial law and Real Estate and Estate Law. Outside of the office, Keisha is a part-time lecturer in the Introduction to Real Estate Management programme at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Barbados.
Padma Arjune is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree in 2019. She subsequently attended the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago and obtained her Legal Education Certificate in 2021. Upon being admitted to the Barbados Bar in 2021, Padma joined LizaLaw where she practices in Conveyancing, Employment Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, and Trusts and Estates.
Meet our compliance officer
Stacy L. Maynard
Stacy is a highly efficient, experienced and competent Legal Assistant and Compliance Officer with LizaLaw. Stacy has obtained certification in Corporate Administration from the University of the West Indies, Barbados and has pursued the ICA International Advanced Certificate in AML from International Compliance Association, United Kingdom. Stacy is also a Justice of the Peace. Stacy possesses exceptional organizational and analytical skills and is very detailed oriented. Stacy is responsible for the firm’s and clients’ compliance monitoring and reporting.