Kenisha L. Bacchus

Kenisha L Bacchus is a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Gold Awardee and Leadership Awardee. She is UK Chevening Scholarship Alumni (2014/2015) with extensive legal, anti-money laundering, and financial regulatory experience spanning over twenty years. She is a lawyer and has been admitted to practice law in the Turks & Caicos Islands Bar and St. Vincent & Grenadines. Mrs. Bacchus is currently the Deputy Managing Director of the TCI Financial Services Commission. She joined the TCI Government in 2001 as Crown Counsel within the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Commission in 2004 heading AML/CFT Compliance. Kenisha regularly speaks and provides training at various local and international supervisory and industry forums. She has also served as an expert assessor for the OECD Global Forum on the Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).

Kenisha holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) specialising in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB Hons) and a Legal Education Certificate. She is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA).

Mark Anthony Fulford

Mark Anthony Fulford is a Managing Partner at award winning law firm F Chambers Attorneys based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. He is an organizer and communicator with extensive experience in public administration and policy making and banking. His expertise lies in Inward Investment, Corporate Structuring, Development, Immigration, Employment, Real Estate and also litigation.

He is an outstanding graduate of the University of Buckingham Law School where he served as President of the Law Society in England, and the first Turks and Caicos Islander to receive the coveted Merit Prize Award.

Fulford is sought after in the TCI and indeed the region for his expertise with government relations given the influential network of power brokers, he has been able to amass from his stint in public administration. Mark is experienced in representing clients before executive and legislative branches of government. He has work with senior Government officials on issues of legislative concerns for his clients that stem from inward investment, business licensing, Immigration, Human rights, planning and zoning.

In terms of litigation, Fulford has successfully conducted numerous cases in the Magistrate Court, Labour Tribunal, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He has appeared in the Privy Council in England before the full court of Supreme Court Justices bar one defending the first Premier and his four Ministers’ constitutional right to a trial with a jury.

He was elected to leadership of the TCI Bar Association by his peers as a member of the Bar Council – the Governing body of the Bar Association. He served as the President of the TCI Bar Association Legislative Committee. He is a founding member and Chairman of the Advocates Legal Group, which is the largest group of Legal Aid lawyers that undertake litigation for the indigent. He is a member of the International Bar Association and sits on the Law Firm Management committee. Fulford has served as Chief of Staff to the first Premier of the TCI and as an Advisor to the second Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Mr Fulford has also been Counsel to the Special Envoy to the House of Lords, UK, dealing with the 2009 constitutional crisis following the global economic crisis in 2008 . Mr Fulford has also been General Counsel to the Turks and Caicos/Canada Trade Mission, the aim of which is a Friendship Treaty between Turks and Caicos and Canada under the third Premier.

Mr. Fulford has enjoyed a number of public interest successes, namely preventing the Police from collecting fingerprints for routine police records. He is the vice President of the Premier’s Cup- an annual charity golf tournament that has donated just shy of $500,000.00 from its inception to date. He has served on various statutory Boards and most recently was the Chairman of the National Health Insurance Board where a package of reforms was led by him and approved for implementation.

Fulford is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of 17 Directors for United Way of Turks and Caicos Islands whose focus areas includes: “Yes I Can Read” Intervention Program, roof restoration project of 15 elderly citizens homes, school-based crime prevention programs as well as programs to address the youth employment set backs.

In his spare time if he is not researching the law, he can be found on the golf course lowering his handicap. Fulford is married with two beautiful daughters and his only begotten son.

Shantae Francis

I am currently the Treasurer of the TCI Bar Association. I am a graduate of the University of Leeds where I obtained a Bachelors of Laws LLB (Hons.) I have also attended BPP University where I received a Postgraduate Diploma in the Bar Professional Training Course. I am also an accredited Civil - Commercial Mediator which I obtained from ADR-ODR International. I am also currently completing a Master’s Degree in Law with Business.

I am member of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the bar in England and Wales in 2017 and in Turks and Caicos Islands in 2019.

SELVYN HAWKINS

Selvyn Hawkins is a proud Turks and Caicos Islander. He possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science (International/Comparative Government) from Savannah State University; an LLB (Hons) from the University of Buckingham; a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the City Law School (London); a Masters in International Law (MIL) from the University of Sydney, Australia (focus on Int. Human Rights/ Int. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution / Law, Justice and Development); and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Alphacrucis College via Hillsong College (Australia). He is currently converting his Master of Arts degree to a Master of Divinity (MDiv) with Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, with specific focus on church planting and growth, missiology, black and contemporary theology. He is also a certified Court Assisted Mediator, trained as such by the University of West Indies.

Selvyn is called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and is admitted to the Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands as an attorney-at Law. He currently serves as President of the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar Council, Deputy Chairman for the Board of Governors for the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, and Chairman for the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority.

Tremmaine Harvey

Tremmaine has been practicing as an attorney since 2007 in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate law, tourism and resort development, and banking and finance. She advises clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, business structure and investments, draft contracts and various legal documents. She acts for clients in high value land transactions and have been involved in tourism development projects from the idea phase to construction to completion, obtaining requisite operational licenses to completion, sales and ongoing daily management legal advice. She has been engaged as counsel to various commercial banks throughout her practice in drafting securitization documents, leading foreclosure and recovery proceedings and providing legal advice. She believes in providing clients with superior service and have earned a reputation for efficiency which manifests in repeat and new clients. Tremmaine has served in various leadership capacities including Chair of the 2012 Electoral Boundaries Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Invest TC Agency (2015-2018), Commissioner of the Turks and Caicos Islands Integrity Commission (2019-present), current Chair of the Turks and Caicos Islands Medical and Dentistry Professions Council and current member of the Turks and Caicos Bar Council.

KERCHELLE E. BAIN

Kerchelle E. Bain is a practising Attorney and Certified Mediator in the Turks and Caicos Islands. She has experience in a variety of practice areas but currently focuses on Family, Property and Dispute Resolution matters. She was appointed Secretary to the Bar Council in 2018 where she served until her election to member in April 2021.

DESIREE DOWNES

Desiree Downes hails from Guyana. She is an Attorney-at-Law called to the Guyana Bar on 22 October 1999.

Ms. Downes holds a Degree in Public Management and av Bachelor of Laws Degree, both obtained from the University of Guyana, Guyana; a Legal Education Certificate obtained from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago; and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Drafting Legislation, Regulation and Policy from the University of London, School of Advanced Study (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), United Kingdom.

Desiree is the Principal Legislative Drafter in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Turks and Caicos Islands, where she bears responsibility for the work of the Legislative Drafting Division. She began her legal career in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Guyana as State Counsel in 1999. She also served as Senior Legislative Drafter for a brief period in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Bahamas. In 2013 Desiree received an honorary MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) award from Her Majesty the Queen for her services to legislative drafting in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

She is a Caribbean Financial Action Task Force trained anti-money laundering and prevention of the financing of terrorism assessor.

Ms. Downes serves as the Attorney General’s representative on the Bar Council.

JERWINA TAYLOR

Jerwina Taylor is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University,where she obtained her law degree (LLB Hons) in 2012. She was admitted to the Turks and Caicos Bar as an Attorney in 2014. Jerwina is an Associate at Karam & Missick Attorneys, where her principal areas of practice include debt recovery, personal injury, employment, family and probate. She is an elected member of the TCI Bar Council for the term 2018/ 19. Jerwina also serves as Chair of the TCI Junior Bar Committee.

OREIKA SELVER, LL. B (HONS.)

Oreika Selver, LL. B (Hons.), qualified Barrister & Attorney-at-Law, Member of Middle Temple Inns of Court (2007); Admitted to the Bar of England & Wales (2008) and the Turks & Caicos Bar (2009).From 2011 – 2016 she was engaged as a criminal trial attorney, appearing before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal with the Director of Public Prosecutions; Ms. Selver has had regular speaking engagements at local high schools and she has lectured at the TCI Community College in Hospitality and Intellectual Property Law. Ms. Selver is currently In-house Counsel/Legal & Compliance Officer at the Invest Turks and Caicos Agency – an investment promotion agency, that is responsible for inward and local investment to the Islands.

In 2017/2018 Ms. Selver served as Acting Deputy Magistrate in the Turks and Caicos Islands and has been a member of the TCI Bar Council from 2012 – 2018. Ms. Selver was elected as President of the TCI Bar Council on 17th March 2018.

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Finding An Attorney

If you require the assistance of an attorney, you can find a list of those attorneys recorded on the Roll of Attorneys in the Turks and Caicos Islands below.

You can also find details of attorneys on various online international lawyer directories such as www.hg.org and www.chambersandpartners.com as well as general directories such as www.findyello.com/turks-caicos.

Practice in the Turks and Caicos Islands

LIST OF ATTORNEYS

First Name Last Name Title
Adrian Corr
Akierra Missick Hon. Member of the House of Assembly
Alexandria Missick
Alvin Garland Hon. Member of the House of Assembly
Andre Malcolm
Andrew Mitchell QC
Andrew Newland
Andwena Lockhart
Angela Brooks Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
Anthony Gruchot
Antoine L’Heureux
Ari Comert
Ariel Misick QC
Arnelle Taylor
Ashwood Forbes
Barrie Cooke
Benson Harvey
Bernd G. Wolf
Bethalee Belle
Beryn Duncanson
Bianca Harvey
Brook Capron
Bruce Twa
Carlos Simons QC, Justice
Caulette Simmons
Chalsianna Misick
Chassidy Swann
Chawa Williams
Cheryl Astwood-Tull
Christian Papachristou
Christopher Coriat
Christopher Smith
Christopher Wells
Clayton Green
Clemar Hippolyte
Conrad Griffiths QC
Courtenay Barnett
Craig Oliver
Darren Stark
David Cadman QC
David Phillips QC
David Stewart
Davonne Morris
Deborah John-Woodruffe
Desiree Downes MBE
Devon McLean
Devonte Smith
Domique Gardiner
Dominique Rolle
Doreen Quelch Stubbs
Dorica Quant
Douglas Natalie
Enjaleek Dickenson
Emma Riach
Erica Krygsman
Eugene Otuonye QC, Director of Public Prosecutions
Finbar Grant
George Missick
Glenda Clarke
Gogontle Gatang
Gordon Kerr
Greg McNally
Guy Chapman
Heather Allen
Hugh O’Neill
Ingrid Clarke-Bennett
Jaclyn Smith
Jahmal Misick
James Murphy
Jeanne Savory
Jeffrey Blanchard
Jeremy Northcote
Jerwina Taylor-Howell
Joanna Martinez
John Barker
John Ewing
John Rutley
Jonathan Katan QC
Judith Garland
Karen Savory
Karen Willis
Keith James
Kenisha Bacchus
Keod M. Smith
Kerchelle Bain
Khalila Astwood-Tatem
Kishanta Hall-Comert
Kwame Smith
Lara Maroof Misick
Latisha Williams
Laura Miller
Laurence Caroe
Leanna Brooks-Campbell
Leonard Franklyn
Leroy Tull
Libby Charlton
Louise Malcolm
Luca Bonetto
Mark A. Fulford
Mark Harvey
Martin Green
Mary Quelch-Missick
Michael Misick
Monique Allan
Motheba Rakuoane-Linton
Nayasha Hatmin
Neale Coleman
Neil Coles
Neil Molyneux
Norman Saunders
Oliver Chapman
Oliver Smith QC
Owen Foley
Pamela Northcote
Patrick Patterson
Paul Dempsey
Peter Cochrane
Peter Karam
Peter McKnight
Priscilla Paquette
Rasheida Ewing
Raynard Rigby QC
Rhondalee Braithwaite Knowles QC Hon. Attorney General
Ricardo Don-Hue Gardiner
Richard Savory QC
Robert D’Arceuil
Rochelle Musgrove
Sam McCleery
Sarah Knight
Selvyn Hawkins
Shantae France
Sharlene Richards
Shatelia Hall
Shayone Handfield-Gardiner
Sheena Mair
Sophie Stanbrook
Soreka Brown
Stephen Wilson QC
Stuart Taylor
Thomas Chalmers Misick
Timothy Prudhoe
Timothy O’Sullivan
Tremmaine Swann-Harvey
Varica S. Joseph
Wendal Swann
Wilbert Harvey
William McCollum
Williams Michel'Lee
Willin Belliard Hon. Member of the House of Assembly
Yaa McCartney
Yuri Saunders
Yvette Marcelin-Seymour
First NameLast NameTitle
AdrianCorr
AkierraMissickHon. Member of the House of Assembly
AlexandriaMissick
AlvinGarlandHon. Member of the House of Assembly
AndreMalcolm
AndrewMitchellKC
AndrewNewland
AndwenaLockhart
AngelaBrooksDeputy Director of Public Prosecutions
AnthonyGruchotJustice of the Supreme Court
AntoineL’Heureux
AriComert
ArielMisickKC
ArnelleTaylor
AshwoodForbes
BarrieCooke
BensonHarvey
BerndG. Wolf
BerynDuncanson
BethaleeBelle
BiancaHarvey
BrookCapron
BruceTwa
CarlosSimonsKC, Justice
CauletteSimmons
ChalsiannaMisick
ChassidySwann
ChawaWilliams
CherylAstwood-Tull
ChloeMcMillan
ChristianPapachristou
ChristopherCoriat
ChristopherSmith
ChristopherWells
ClaytonGreen
ClemarHippolyte
ConradGriffithsKC
CourtenayBarnett
CraigOliver
DarrenStark
DavanyaDeveaux
DavidCadmanKC
DavidPhillipsKC
DavidStewart
DavonneMorris
DeborahJohn-Woodruffe
DesireeDownesMBE
DevonMcLean
DevonteSmith
DominiqueRolle
DomiqueGardiner
DoreenQuelch Stubbs
DoricaQuant
EmmaRiach
EnjaleekDickenson
EricaKrygsman
EugeneOtuonyeKC, Director of Public Prosecutions
FinbarGrant
GeorgeMissick
GlendaClarke
GogontleGatang
GordonKerr
GregMcNally
GuyChapman
HeatherAllen
HughO’Neill
IngridClarke-Bennett
JaclynSmith
JahmalMisick
JamesMurphy
JeanneSavory
JeffreyBlanchard
JeremyNorthcote
JerwinaTaylor-Howell
JoannaMartinez
JohnBarker
JohnEwing
JohnRutley
JonathanKatanKC
JudithGarland
KarenSavory
KarenWillis
KeathSmith
KeithJames
KenishaBacchus
KeodM. Smith
KerchelleBain
KhamaalCollymore
KhalilaAstwood-Tatem
KimoneTennant
KishantaHall-Comert
KwameSmith
LaraMaroof Misick
LatishaWilliams
LauraMiller
LaurenceCaroe
LeannaBrooks-Campbell
LemelkoMissick
LeonardFranklyn
LeroyTull
LibbyCharlton
LouiseMalcolm
LucaBonetto
MarkA. Fulford
MarkHarvey
MartinGreen
MichaelMisick
MoniqueAllan
MothebaRakuoane-Linton
MurraySnider
NadiaChiesa
NatalieDouglas
NayashaHatmin
NealeColeman
NeilColes
NeilMolyneux
NormanSaunders
OliverChapman
OliverSmithKC
OwenFoley
PamelaNorthcote
PatrickPatterson
PaulDempsey
PeterCochrane
PeterKaram
PeterMcKnight
PriscillaPaquette
RasheidaEwing
RaynardRigbyKC
RhondaleeBraithwaite KnowlesKC Hon. Attorney General
RicardoDon-Hue Gardiner
RichardSavoryKC
RobertD’Arceuil
RochelleMusgrove
SamMcCleery
SamuelKelly
SarahKnight
SashaArthur
SelvynHawkins
ShantaeFrancis
SharleneRichards
ShateliaHall
ShayoneHandfield-Gardiner
SheenaMair
ShellyForde
SophieStanbrook
SorekaBrown
StephenWilsonKC
StuartTaylor
TamikaWilliams
TavaniaWilson
TesharnaWilliams
ThomasChalmers Misick
TimothyPrudhoe
TimothyO’Sullivan
TremmaineSwann-Harvey
VaricaS. Joseph
WendalSwann
WilbertHarvey
WilliamMcCollum
WilliamsMichel'Lee
WillinBelliardHon. Member of the House of Assembly
YaaMcCartney
YuriSaunders
YvetteMarcelin-Seymour