Tana'ania Small Davis KC


Tana’ania has a reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. She has over thirty (30) years in practice, being admitted in Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Anguilla.

She undertakes a wide range of commercial litigation and has considerable experience in preparing and conducting complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration, especially in the areas of shareholders’ disputes, breach of contracts, and asset tracing and recovery which often involves urgent interim relief by way of freezing orders, orders for disclosure of documents and information, search and seizure orders and injunctions.

Ranked by Chambers & Partners, Tana’ania is especially known for her thorough preparation of her cases, her strategic approach in running her cases, her tenacity in cross examination and her zealous representation of her client’s cause.

Tana’ania is a member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL), the world-wide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency and has been a contributor to the World Bank Doing Business Country guide since 2014 and the World Bank’s latest project: Business Enabling Environment Project. Along with partners Daniella Gentles Silvera KC, Kerri-Ann Allen Morgan and Alexander Corrie, Tana’ania contributed the chapter on Jamaica to the Chambers Insolvency Guide 2023 Global Practice Guide.

Tana’ania is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and a member of the BVI International Arbitration Center Committee, which recommends arbitrators for appointment, decides challenges of arbitrators and oversees the application of the 2021 BVI IAC Arbitration Rules.

Tana’ania is committed to the development of the profession and as a member of several regional Bar Associations, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, a member of the Council of the Jamaican Bar Association and the chair of a Panel of the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council of Jamaica, she strives to represent the advancement of lawyers and the maintenance of practice at the highest standard. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Pro Bono Committee.

Tana’ania is pleased to serve as a Commissioner of the Regional Legal and Judicial Services Commission, which is responsible for the appointment of judges, officers and staff and oversees the management and administration of the Caribbean Court of Justice.