WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
I am a senior associate in our dispute resolution and litigation department. My expertise spans all aspects of dispute resolution, with a focus on employment and personal injury. I also provide probate and will drafting services.
I have over 16 years of experience and gained a wealth of knowledge in dealing with all aspects of civil litigation and advisory work, and regularly advise large-scale hotel clients on employment and immigration matters.
SUPPORTING MY CLIENTS’ OBJECTIVES
The idiom, “time is money” is never truer in the fast pace jurisdiction that is the Turks and Caicos Islands. As a result, I have the ability to respond to clients’ needs in a quick manner with thorough and reasoned advice.
The loss of a loved one is never easy; but with my extensive knowledge and practice in estate matters, I am able to provide clients advice in navigating the complex court process of probate and letters of administration to assist them in settling the affairs of their loved ones.
I was instructed to advise on redundancy procedures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic causing hotel and cruise operators to cease operating due to prolonged travel restrictions in the islands and internationally. My advice provided the clients with several cost-effective operations and resulted in no claims for unfair dismissal by any of the employees who were terminated by reason of redundancy.
I read Law and Politics at the University of Nottingham where I obtained my LL.B (Honours). I am a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was admitted to the Bar of England & Wales and the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2006.
I am a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner, and hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trust Management from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW?
I have served as the elected Member of Parliament for Leeward and Long Bay, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands for over a decade. I have had the privilege to be appointed as the Leader of Government Business and Minister of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development in the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands. I have also served as the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Youth Affairs, Sports and Library Services. I am the chair of the Commonwealth Women’s Parliament Turks and Caicos Islands Branch, and advisor to the Turks and Caicos Islands National Youth Parliament.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Comparative Parliamentary Practice and Governance from McGill University. I am versed in parliamentary practice and procedure and am often called on to provide training in person, virtually, and as a contributor to the CPA Parliament Academy across the 180 Parliaments of the Commonwealth Parliament Association.
During my time as a Turks and Caicos Islands Cabinet Minister, I regularly presented at industry-related conferences in the region and internationally. I had the opportunity to sit as Deputy Chair of the Turks and Caicos Islands Constitutional Reform Committee and work with the Crown Land Review Consultancy 2022.