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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 is an attorney   with 15 years of experience in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate l aw, 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
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
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
AndrewMitchellQC
AndrewNewland
AndwenaLockhart
AngelaBrooksDeputy Director of Public Prosecutions
AnthonyGruchot
AntoineL’Heureux
AriComert
ArielMisickQC
ArnelleTaylor
AshwoodForbes
BarrieCooke
BensonHarvey
BerndG. Wolf
BethaleeBelle
BerynDuncanson
BiancaHarvey
BrookCapron
BruceTwa
CarlosSimonsQC, Justice
CauletteSimmons
ChalsiannaMisick
ChassidySwann
ChawaWilliams
CherylAstwood-Tull
ChristianPapachristou
ChristopherCoriat
ChristopherSmith
ChristopherWells
ClaytonGreen
ClemarHippolyte
ConradGriffithsQC
CourtenayBarnett
CraigOliver
DarrenStark
DavidCadmanQC
DavidPhillipsQC
DavidStewart
DavonneMorris
DeborahJohn-Woodruffe
DesireeDownesMBE
DevonMcLean
DevonteSmith
DomiqueGardiner
DominiqueRolle
DoreenQuelch Stubbs
DoricaQuant
EnjaleekDickenson
EmmaRiach
EricaKrygsman
EugeneOtuonyeQC, 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
JonathanKatanQC
JudithGarland
KarenSavory
KarenWillis
KeithJames
KenishaBacchus
KeodM. Smith
KerchelleBain
KhalilaAstwood-Tatem
KishantaHall-Comert
KwameSmith
LaraMaroof Misick
LatishaWilliams
LauraMiller
LaurenceCaroe
LeannaBrooks-Campbell
LeonardFranklyn
LeroyTull
LibbyCharlton
LouiseMalcolm
LucaBonetto
MarkA. Fulford
MarkHarvey
MartinGreen
MaryQuelch-Missick
MichaelMisick
MoniqueAllan
MothebaRakuoane-Linton
NayashaHatmin
NealeColeman
NeilColes
NeilMolyneux
NormanSaunders
OliverChapman
OliverSmithQC
OwenFoley
PamelaNorthcote
PatrickPatterson
PaulDempsey
PeterCochrane
PeterKaram
PeterMcKnight
PriscillaPaquette
RasheidaEwing
RaynardRigbyQC
RhondaleeBraithwaite KnowlesQC Hon. Attorney General
RicardoDon-Hue Gardiner
RichardSavoryQC
RobertD’Arceuil
RochelleMusgrove
SamMcCleery
SarahKnight
SelvynHawkins
ShantaeFrancis
SharleneRichards
ShateliaHall
ShayoneHandfield-Gardiner
SheenaMair
SophieStanbrook
SorekaBrown
StephenWilsonQC
StuartTaylor
ThomasChalmers Misick
TimothyPrudhoe
TimothyO’Sullivan
TremmaineSwann-Harvey
VaricaS. Joseph
WendalSwann
WilbertHarvey
WilliamMcCollum
WillinBelliardHon. Member of the House of Assembly
YaaMcCartney
YuriSaunders
YvetteMarcelin-Seymour