Adrian R. Thompson

Adrian Thompson was called to the Bar in the Republic of Guyana 1996 and is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Barbados.

Adrian has worked as a university law tutor, Counsel to the Attorney General Chambers in Guyana, Legal Advisor to Bank of Guyana (Central Bank), and Magistrate and Counsel to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Barbados. Adrian has also worked for a leading law firm in the island of Nevis specializing in offshore banking, wealth management, citizenship, and asset preservation.

Adrian entered private practice in 2006 and offers multi-jurisdictional legal services to a diverse base of clients.

Our Aim: To deliver efficient, high quality legal services in St Kitts Nevis.

Our Values:

Client Satisfaction: Our aim is to satisfy our clients when attending to the most simple matters or the most complex transactions.

Excellence: We pride our self in delivering excellence in service

Our Commitment: Client goals become our vision, We put intense effort into our work and actively look for ways to deliver the best results for our clients and for our firm.

Jackie Hunkins-Taylor

JHT Law Firm was founded by Jackie Hunkins-Taylor in 2007. The firm was initially established to fill a gap in the legal services offered to persons in the International Financial Services Industry. The firm quickly distinguished itself as a niche practice by offering special legal services to clients doing offshore structures. Today, it has grown and is recognised as a leading industry expert in all aspects of corporate, real estate, immigration and intellectual property matters. The firm’s work transcends the borders of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis to other countries in the Caribbean (such as Antigua, Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Belize and the BVI) and to the world at large.

Our attorneys and staff have the requisite knowledge and skill. We are responsive, efficient and good natured. We would love to meet you face to face but in the meantime please allow us through this site to introduce ourselves. You may request more detailed information about us and our practice by emailing us at [email protected] or contacting us by telephone or facsimile. You may also follow us via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Instagram. We look forward to serving you.

Firm Overview:

JHT Law Firm is a boutique legal practice which focuses on corporate/ commercial law, offshore law and company formations, real estate transactions, citizenship and immigration, family matters, intellectual property and international investments.

We provide legal services in our selected practice areas commensurate with the quality and expertise of the big firms but in a personalized client-sensitive manner, with an unwavering commitment to responsiveness, efficiency and professionalism. Therefore, we set high standards of customized and innovative service and advice, to tailor to the needs of the most discerning client. Additionally, through our well-known professional networks, we are able to call on the expertise of financial and legal professionals worldwide to better serve each client’s interest.

JHT Law Firm is duly regulated by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association and the Financial Services Regulatory Commission. We are an Authorised Agent for the Citizenship by Investment Programme, Registered Agent for the formation of Offshore Structures and Captives, Notaries Public and Trademark and Patent Agents.

Elizabeth A. Harper

Elizabeth A. Harper is a Partner at the law firm and head of the Financial Services Department. Her practice areas include Banking & Finance, Commercial and Offshore Trust, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Company Law and Corporate Law. Her client base consists of numerous international banks, corporations and corporate trustees whom she advises on various banking, commercial, trust, financial, regulatory and securitization matters. Elizabeth’s recent accolades include being in the ranking ‘Leaders in their Field’ for the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2018. Elizabeth has been previously recognized as a leading asset recovery lawyer in the directory Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2014.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of London, and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Hons.) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons.) both from the University of the West Indies. She is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. Elizabeth also holds the designation of a Chartered Director from the Caribbean Governance training Institute, is a Notary Public in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

She practices before the High Court and Court of Appeal and has been involved in numerous high end commercial litigation including a shareholder dispute in a company valued at over US$3 billion; a dispute in an international company of strategic interest in the Russian Federation valued at over US$30 billion; international fraudulent transactions involving bribe payments, secret commissions, and dishonest diversion of monies arising in over US$50 million in damages; and the first class action law suit brought in the Eastern Caribbean under the provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules 2000. She has also handled a wide range of contractual and tortious disputes, and financial services and related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. She has provided expert written testimony on aspects of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in several proceedings internationally.

Elizabeth regularly advises on and attends to the incorporation of International Business Corporations, the formation of Limited Liability Companies, the registration of International Trusts, and the establishment of Multiform Foundations. Elizabeth also has an extensive trust practice which includes her regularly advising and rendering opinions to trustees, protectors and beneficiaries on various trust matters, and where necessary, conducting litigation of claims on their behalf. She has been involved in several significant trust matters including a major multi-jurisdictional trust dispute concerning several billion dollars of assets and claims for removal of trustees.

Elizabeth is admitted to practice in Jamaica and the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis. She is a member of the St. Christopher and Nevis Bar Association and the OECS Bar Association. Elizabeth currently serves as a member of the Bar Council of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association. She is also a full member of STEP, and currently serves as the Vice Chairperson and the Assistant Secretary for the STEP Nevis and sits as a member of the STEP Caribbean Conference Committee and the STEP Caribbean and Latin America Regional Committee.

Firm Overview:

Daniel Brantley is a full service law firm operating in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis and Anguilla. It has been in existence for over 30 years and services individuals, corporations, governments, non-profits and tribunals domestically, within the Caribbean region and internationally guaranteeing the highest quality of legal services from the preferred legal team. The Legal Team offers a reassuring blend of experience and impeccable academic credentials. The members have between them over fifty years at the Bar and an intimacy with Government and the workings of the law at the highest level. The Firm has associations with leading Law Firms throughout the region and internationally and utilize all moderns forms of technology within its operations.

The Firm is engaged primarily in the areas of Admiralty & Shipping, Banking & Finance, Civil & Commercial litigation, Insolvency, Intellectual Property law, Employment law, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law. The Firm has been and continues to be involved in significant commercial litigation running to the hundreds of millions of dollars. The Firm was involved in the first class action suit brought in the Eastern Caribbean involving some 120 Claimants.

In Nevis, the Firm has handled well over US$20 million worth of purchases in the Four Seasons Resort Estates alone and millions of dollars worth of real estate elsewhere on the island. The Firm has also done securitization work for various international hotel chains well in excess of US$80 million. In Anguilla, the Firm represents several high end clients including liquidators of major resorts.

The Firm operates in an environment of political and economic stability on islands that are attractive, comfortable and safe for visitors. Nevis is easily accessible by several daily inexpensive trips by ferry or light aeroplane from the bustling neighbouring island of St Kitts. Additionally, there are the following benefits:

– Same day arrival from the United States via Antigua, St Maarten, Puerto Rico and St. Kitts.
– Accommodation at the Caribbean’s only five diamond Four Seasons Resort and historical plantation inns.
– English-speaking population.
– Legislation formulated specifically to favour the formation of offshore corporations, trusts, limited liability companies and offshore banks
– Zero tax on personal income, capital gains, dividends, gift or sales in Nevis.
– Severe criminal and civil penalties for violation of privacy laws.
– Courier, fax and e-mail services.
– Modern telecommunications network.

The Firm is committed to community development and is a frequent sponsor of cultural events within the Federation.