The functions of the Bar Council are:
Turks and Caicos Islands Bar Council
The Bar Council is entitled to levy an annual fee on members of the Bar Association for the purposes of covering expenses properly incurred by the Bar Council in discharging its functions.
The Bar Council is responsible for receiving complaints of professional misconduct from any person made in respect of the conduct of an attorney. Please see our page regarding making a complaint.
The Legal Profession Ordinance
The Legal Profession Ordinance CAP 2.10 is the statutory framework of the Bar Association and the Bar Council, including qualification for admission to, and regulation and discipline of, the legal profession in the Turks and Caicos Islands. A copy of the Legal Profession Ordinance may be downloaded here:
The Bar Council consists of five members, including an elected President and Vice-President. Three of the members of the Council are required to be Turks and Caicos Islanders who have been in legal practice in the Islands for not less than two years. One member of the Council is required to have been in practice in the Islands for not less than seven years and one member is appointed by the Attorney General from among members of the Bar Association who are Crown Officers holding legal appointments in the public service of the Islands.
Meetings of the Bar Council are presided over by the President or the Vice-President or (in their absence) some other member. The quorum of the Council is three members.
The current members of the Bar Council are:
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).
Sarah Knight is a graduate of the University of Leicester and was admitted to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1998. Her practice area is primarily in real estate and development and she is a Partner at Misick & Stanbrook.
David is a graduate of Durham University. After graduation, David worked for the Inner London Magistrates’ Courts Service and acted as a legal advisor to magistrates at Bow Street, Marlborough Street and Horseferry Road Magistrates’ Courts.
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.
AG APPOINTED MEMBER
Desiree Downes 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.
BAR COUNCIL TREASURER
Louise is a Turks and Caicos Islander and has been an Associate with Miller Simons O’Sullivan since 2007. After graduating from Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and French
Kerchelle E. Bain
SECRETARY OF THE BAR COUNCIL
Kerchelle E. Bain
Kerchelle E. Bain is a graduate of BPP University London and is a practicing Attorney of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Her areas of practice are mainly litigation, family, commercial and probate. She currently serves as Secretary to the TCI Bar Council and also to the TCI Junior Bar Committee.
Past Presidents of the Bar Council
The following Queen’s Counsel and attorneys have served as President of the Bar Council:
Ariel Misick QC OBE
Conrad Griffiths QC
Richard Savory QC