Bar Council of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Bar Council of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Website of the

Bar Council of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Welcome to the website of the Turks and Caicos Bar Council, the elected representative body of the professional association of attorneys practising in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The Bar Council has been responsible for the policy, control and management of the Bar Association of the Islands since it was first created in 1997. Since then, as the Islands’ economy and population have grown and diversified greatly, the Bar Association has also diversified, including professional expertise from around the world and locally, serving the interests of overseas investors and the local community.

 

As a British Overseas Territory with its own legal and cultural heritage, the Turks and Caicos Islands have a unique legal system consisting mainly of English common law and local Ordinances passed by the House of Assembly and enacted by H.E. the Governor. The obligation on legal professionals to uphold the interest of their client without regard for their own interest or to any consequence to themselves or to other persons, subject always to a primary duty to the court and to the law is as essential a duty of a legal professional now as it ever has been.

 

The Bar Council and members of the Bar Association are committed to being vigilant in safeguarding fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual in accordance with the Constitution in the public interest.

Website of the

Bar Council of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Welcome to the website of the Turks and Caicos Bar Council, the elected representative body of the professional association of attorneys practising in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The Bar Council has been responsible for the policy, control and management of the Bar Association of the Islands since it was first created in 1997. Since then, as the Islands’ economy and population have grown and diversified greatly, the Bar Association has also diversified, including professional expertise from around the world and locally, serving the interests of overseas investors and the local community.

 

As a British Overseas Territory with its own legal and cultural heritage, the Turks and Caicos Islands have a unique legal system consisting mainly of English common law and local Ordinances passed by the House of Assembly and enacted by H.E. the Governor. The obligation on legal professionals to uphold the interest of their client without regard for their own interest or to any consequence to themselves or to other persons, subject always to a primary duty to the court and to the law is as essential a duty of a legal professional now as it ever has been.

 

The Bar Council and members of the Bar Association are committed to being vigilant in safeguarding fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual in accordance with the Constitution in the public interest.

Message from the

Bar Council President, Oreika Selver

Welcome to the Turks & Caicos Bar Association’s website, we trust that you will find it useful, informative and easy to navigate.

I wish to extend warm greetings and welcome to visitors and Members of the Association.  It is an honour to serve you as the 2018/2019 President of our esteemed Association. I am proud of the work the new Council Members have embarked upon and the legacy of the TCI Bar Association and its previous Council Members.

I wish also to extend my commendations to members of the Association, following in the aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

It has been just over year since the Turks and Caicos Islands were hit by the powerful devastating forces of nature, that caused structural damages throughout these Islands. I applaud the resilience and determination of the Members of the legal profession, in both the private and public sectors who remained focused on providing service to the public despite the difficulties faced.

Likewise, the TCIBA is resolute in pursuit of its purpose which is to above all else, maintain the professional integrity of the Association and its Members – but also to provide a resource for up and coming attorneys – whether it is through the Associations Bursary Programme for those who aspire to become attorneys or by simply being a resource for information regarding all things legal in the TCI.

To manage its day to day responsibilities, the TCI Bar Association has formed sub-committees, such as its Legislative Committee that provides keen insight and commentary on up and coming legislation. Further, the TCIBA is proud of its latest 2018 initiative with the establishing of the TCI Junior Bar Committee – that seeks to mentor junior members of the Bar, as they navigate their new careers in the legal profession.

In this new year, TCIBA will endeavour to find new and innovative ways to engage more members from the legal profession and the judiciary in all areas of practice.

The Association has always been guided by its belief in maintaining the honour and integrity of the legal profession in these Islands and in future will endeavour to create new partnerships, in the fields of legal education and for the establishment of friendly international relationships with other professional bodies within the global community.

The TCIBA looks toward the future, with high hopes and great expectations for the new legal year 2019/2020 and beyond.

Best wishes,

 

Oreika Selver
Bar Council President

Message from the

Bar Council President, Oreika Selver

Welcome to the Turks & Caicos Bar Association’s website, we trust that you will find it useful, informative and easy to navigate.

I wish to extend warm greetings and welcome to visitors and Members of the Association.  It is an honour to serve you as the 2018/2019 President of our esteemed Association. I am proud of the work the new Council Members have embarked upon and the legacy of the TCI Bar Association and its previous Council Members.

I wish also to extend my commendations to members of the Association, following in the aftermath of the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

It has been just over year since the Turks and Caicos Islands were hit by the powerful devastating forces of nature, that caused structural damages throughout these Islands. I applaud the resilience and determination of the Members of the legal profession, in both the private and public sectors who remained focused on providing service to the public despite the difficulties faced.

Likewise, the TCIBA is resolute in pursuit of its purpose which is to above all else, maintain the professional integrity of the Association and its Members – but also to provide a resource for up and coming attorneys – whether it is through the Associations Bursary Programme for those who aspire to become attorneys or by simply being a resource for information regarding all things legal in the TCI.

To manage its day to day responsibilities, the TCI Bar Association has formed sub-committees, such as its Legislative Committee that provides keen insight and commentary on up and coming legislation. Further, the TCIBA is proud of its latest 2018 initiative with the establishing of the TCI Junior Bar Committee – that seeks to mentor junior members of the Bar, as they navigate their new careers in the legal profession.

In this new year, TCIBA will endeavour to find new and innovative ways to engage more members from the legal profession and the judiciary in all areas of practice.

The Association has always been guided by its belief in maintaining the honour and integrity of the legal profession in these Islands and in future will endeavour to create new partnerships, in the fields of legal education and for the establishment of friendly international relationships with other professional bodies within the global community.

The TCIBA looks toward the future, with high hopes and great expectations for the new legal year 2019/2020 and beyond.

Best wishes,

 

 

 

Oreika Selver
Bar Council President

Welcome to

THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory located a short distance to the south east of The Bahamas and around 580 miles from Miami, Florida. The Islands are well connected and easily accessible by direct flights from London, Toronto and major North American cities such as Miami, New York, Boston and Dallas. The Islands are dominated by a tourist and financial services-related economy. The government of the Islands estimated that more than 1.3 million tourists visited the Islands in 2017.