Tammy is the Managing Partner of George Walton Payne & Co. and is the head of the Real Property and Estates Departments. Tammy graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados in 1994, obtaining a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons.). She obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 1996.
Tammy has been a partner of George Walton Payne & Co. for the last 20 years. She was admitted to practise Law in Barbados in 1996. She is also admitted to practise in St. Lucia and Jamaica.
Tammy currently practises mainly in the areas of Conveyancing, Mortgages, Wills, Estates and Succession Law, Employment Law, Family Law and Intellectual Property.
Tammy has been serving as the Chairman of the Fair-Trading Commission since July 2018 and previously served as a Commissioner from 2006 until 2008. She also led the team which drafted the Model Competition Bill for CARICOM.
Tammy was part of the team of consultants which conducted the study on and drafted the Electronic Transactions Act of Barbados. She also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Barbados National Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property, a committee that was constituted to advise the Minister on the necessary amendments to the Intellectual Property legislation of Barbados to make it compliant with the World Trade Organisation’s requirements.
She also served as the Barbados representative to the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on the Law of Patents. As a member of that Committee, she participated in the negotiating of the provisions of the Patent Law Treaty from 1997 until 1999.
Tammy served as the Legal Officer of the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica and was part of the management team and secretary to the Board of Directors which regulated the coffee industry of Jamaica. She was responsible for the processing and granting of applications for licences to process and export coffee and the monitoring of the operations of the licensees including their use of the brands Jamaica Blue Mountain® and Jamaica High Mountain Supreme® in and out of Jamaica.
Tammy has made presentations in Barbados, Jamaica and Haiti on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organisation on Trademarks, Copyright and Geographical Indications
Tammy served as a director of the Barbados Water Authority and is currently serving as a director of Bayview Hospital. She has also been a member of the Investment Panel of Compete Caribbean, a co-financing program of the Inter-American Development Bank. The Investment Panel was required to review business plans of regional entities and provide a considered recommendation to the program’s Executive Committee on the size and conditions for an Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund grant.
Tammy is a member of Soroptimist International of Barbados and served as the organisation’s president from 2013 to 2014. She is also a member of the Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition Foundation. She is a recreational runner who is extremely passionate about the protection of women’s rights. Tammy is married with two sons.