Kenneth G. Porter

Kenneth Porter is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in Anguilla on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kenneth directly using the contact details listed above.

Kenneth regularly provides practical and insightful advice to a wide portfolio of local, regional and international clients. Advising on commerce, communications & technology, intellectual property, labour relations and real estate development, WTR 1000 describes him as “quick and comprehensive with valuable business acumen”.

It is these qualities that have seen many of Anguilla’s real estate development transactions fielded in his capable hands. He has guided clients through the process from the property purchase, licence approval, planning and concession negotiations with Government to construction. Also at the vanguard in Anguilla’s IP sphere, Kenneth is active in INTA and IPCA and is an overseas member of CITMA.

Kenneth practiced in one of Anguilla’s leading law firms for over 20 years, and prior to that, at the private bar in Jamaica. He is currently the Deputy Chairperson for the Anguilla branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He has previously been a Government appointed Labour Tribunal Chair and is a Member of the Board of Governors of the Anguilla Community College.

Firm Overview:

Sagis LP, is a departure from convention. We aim to help our clients navigate ebbs and flows of life and commerce. We work closely with each client to understand their goals, culture and business to deliver specific and effective legal solutions.

While legal intricacies ignite our passions, our focus is on helping you, our clients, resolve issues through strategic thinking and skilful negotiation. Managing the bottom line to realise your ambitions in a cost effective way however does not compromise quality. Our process concentrates on acquiring an in-depth understanding of all the issues followed by careful consideration and thorough assessment. This lets us present options that are legally sound and sensible.

With a combined post-qualification experience level of over 70 years, our team brings a range of skills gathered in various jurisdictions and practice areas. Indeed, having represented developers, entrepreneurs, indigenous institutions, employers, and various individuals, one or all of our team members is likely a postscript in some significant Anguillian commercial or personal activity.

Whether your need is an idea still to be realised; a personal issue that requires private client considerations; a decades old family business seeking to advance to the next level; or a large corporation with complex structures, let us at Sagis LP help you.

Conrad Griffiths QC

Conrad Griffiths QC is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in the Turks & Caicos Islands on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Conrad directly using the contact details listed above.

Conrad Griffiths QC was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1986.

He was admitted as an attorney in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1993 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006. He is a former President of the Bar Association of the Turks and Caicos Islands and former chairman of the Turks and Caicos Islands branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is also admitted as an attorney in California.

Firm Overview:

Griffiths & Partners offer a range of legal services. Our deep knowledge and industry expertise enables us to develop and build the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals. We call it brighter law.

We offer broad, cost effective and expert trust services, advising on trust structuring under TCI law in conjunction with our allied licensed Trust Manager.

We also advise trustees, beneficiaries and protectors on their rights and obligations. We’d be delighted to talk to you about whether a trust structure is right for you.

We have deep experience in working with overseas accountants, lawyers and banks in the provision of advice and structures to the internationally wealthy.

If you are establishing a trust, or are an acting trustee, our trust services can help you:

  • Plan and administrate a trust account;
  • Manage what you leave to family members, or charities;
  • Manage tax payments and costs.

We offer impartial and sensitive advice when considering trust services for future beneficiaries. The Griffiths & Partners team includes experts who understand what you need.

We handle day-to-day administrative tasks as well as tax returns and recordkeeping.

Diane Stewart

Diane Stewart is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in the Bahamas on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Diane directly using the contact details listed above.

Diane is an experienced litigation partner, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, whose areas of expertise include Commercial and Civil Litigation, Liquidations, Banking, Trusts, Insurance and Family Law.

Following her education at York University in Toronto, Canada and the University of the West Indies, Diane entered articles of clerkship with Mr. Winston Saunders and was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1985.

Diane regularly advises the firm’s institutional as well as individual clients in domestic and cross border disputes and on administrative and public law matter. She has frequently appeared before the Courts of first instance and the Bahamian Appellate courts in a broad range of commercial and civil matters. Mrs. Stewart also has an extensive family law practice.

Diane Stewart is an Associate Lecturer and Tutor at the Eugene Dupuch Law School. Further she has regularly been throughout her career the guest speaker and presenter of papers on varied public and private law issues.

Firm Overview:

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes is one of the largest and oldest firms in The Bahamas and conducts an extensive international and domestic practice from its offices in the cities of Nassau and Freeport.

Each client of the firm is the responsibility of an individual lawyer, through whom the collective expertise and resources of the firm become available. While each client’s work is handled on a personal basis, the high degree of interchange of information and cooperation between individual attorneys ensures that the client’s work is effectively supervised and guided within the firm to the appropriate areas of expertise.

The firm is engaged in the General Practice of Law and is well equipped to advise on and deal with the widest range of legal matters and services.