Leevie Herelle

Leevie Herelle is our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Saint Lucia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Leevie directly using the contact details listed above.

Business law, also called commercial law or mercantile law, the body of rules, whether by convention, agreement, or national or international legislation, governing the dealings between persons in commercial matters.

Business law falls into two distinctive areas: (1) the regulation of commercial entities by the laws of company, partnership, agency, and bankruptcy and (2) the regulation of commercial transactions by the laws of contract and related fields.

In civil-law countries, company law consists of statute law; in common-law countries it consists partly of the ordinary rules of common law and equity and partly statute law. Two fundamental legal concepts underlie the whole of company law: the concept of legal personality and the theory of limited liability. Nearly all statutory rules are intended to protect either creditors or investors.

Trudy O. Glasgow

Trudy Glasgow is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Saint Lucia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Trudy directly using the contact details listed above.

Trudy obtained her first degree, B.A History from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Barbados. She graduated from the University of Hull having completed the LL.B (Honours) degree in 1999, and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle the following year. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales with the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2000 and to the local Bar in the same year. Trudy obtained her Masters in International and Commercial law as well as the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (P.C.H.E.) from the University of Sheffield, where she taught for almost five years. Trudy is a qualified university lecturer.

On her return to Saint Lucia, Trudy was in private practice with a local law firm for five years until she opened her own office in the Rodney Bay area. She is an active member of the Saint Lucia Bar Association, and was instrumental in launching The Brief, its legal magazine, as its first Managing Editor. Trudy was chosen as one of 12 young professionals pursuing excellence and featured on 1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited’s calendar for 2009.

Trudy Glasgow is the author of the popular weekly legal column entitled ‘Simply Law’ in The Voice newspaper since July 2007. She is the 2006 recipient of the Victoria Fisher prize for her essay on Women and the law. She is also a Director of National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) and Chairperson of its Training and Marketing Committee since October 2010. Trudy is also one of the founding members of the recently launched Lincoln’s Inn Caribbean Alumni Association.

Michael Bruce Garnet Gordon

Michael Bruce Garnet Gordon formed a new firm of Gordon, Gordon & Co. in 1973 with his father and his uncle. From 1975 to 2003, he was the Managing Partner of the firm, after which he was appointed as Judge of Court of Appeal. He has also acted as Chief Justice. Presently, he has returned to private practice.

Firm Overview:

Gordon, Gordon & Co., the firm, was founded in 1975, with Sir Keith Gordon – Senior Partner who passed away in 2003 at age 97. The firm is a successor firm to one of the oldest law firms in St. Lucia. In its original form, as GORDON, SALLES-MIQUELLE, MATHURIN & Co., it was established in the early 1950’s. After the death of Mathurin, the firm re-established itself with new Partners and Associates as GORDON, SALLES-MIQUELLE, McNAMARA & Co., which later became GORDON, McNAMARA & Co. and is now GORDON, GORDON & Co.

Mark Maragh, LLb (Hons), L.E.C.

Mark Maragh is our exclusively recommended Citizenship by Investment expert in Saint Lucia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mark directly using the contact details listed above.

Mark is an experienced Attorney-at-Law and the Managing Partner of Amicus Legal. Not only is he a formidable attorney but he is a respected entrepreneur with a proven track record of achievement, demonstrated across a wide assortment of industry sectors including International Financial Services, Resident Agent Services, Citizenship by Investment and Energy.

In 1998, Mark was admitted to the Saint Lucia Bar, after graduating from the Hugh Wooding School of Law in Trinidad and Tobago. From day one, he has been regularly involved in litigation both in the civil and criminal courts, making appearances before the Magistrates Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has also successfully appeared before the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. Over the past 17 years, Mark has earned the reputation of being one of Saint Lucia’s best advocates and legal professionals and has been involved in several landmark and precedent setting decisions.

Mark Maragh has led litigation in complex commercial proceedings and sophisticated commercial transactions with a focus on medical negligence, insurance, employment, corporate insolvency and restructuring, taxation, trust, and citizenship by investment. He has advised some of Saint Lucia’s largest and most respected corporations, which include utility companies, oil companies, Port Authority and some of the largest retail and distribution companies on Island. He regularly advises and has been heavily involved in complex legal matters pertaining to the acquisition and construction of hotels, condominiums and other real estate developments in Saint Lucia and has sat on various statutory boards including the Gaming Commission and National Development Corporation, (now Invest St Lucia). He serves as Managing Director to the island’s largest service station and also serves on the board of directors of Petrus Private Bank, a licensed international offshore bank.