We incorporate local businesses.
Incorporation of a company under the Companies Act, Cap. 308 has the effect of creating a separate legal personality which is distinct from the person or persons who incorporate a company or who hold shares in the company. It is therefore the company which conducts the business not its shareholders or members. It is the company which enters into contracts with other persons in the course of its business, not its shareholders or members.
The advantage of incorporating a company includes protection of the person who incorporates, the shareholders and members, and their personal assets in cases of breach of its obligations under a contract, or debt or judgments claimed against the business. Only the company’s assets would be affected, unless, of course, these persons have entered into personal guarantees for loans made or credit given to the company.
We are well versed in property law and represent individuals, companies, entrepreneurs and real estate developers in property-related matters.
Consultancy is offered to vendors and purchasers alike in the following areas:
-Drafting of Conveyancing Documents (Deeds of Gift, Deeds of Assent, Deeds of Sale, Trust Deeds, Deeds of Assignment, Deeds of Rectification and Reconveyances)
-Drafting and Settling Leases and Licences
-Drafting Property Management Agreements
-Preparation of Security Documents
-Investigation of Title at the Deeds and Land Registry of Grenada
-Applications for Orders of Possessory Title to Land
-Applications for Aliens Land-Holding Licences on behalf of non-nationals or ‘aliens’ to hold interest in real property
-Applications for Government Consents
-Drafting Purchase & Sale Agreements
-Drafting and Reviewing Assignment of Grant of Easements
The Law of Succession deals with the regulation and distribution of one’s estate consequent on his/her death and differs procedurally and substantively, if the deceased died testate or intestate. We offer the following services in relation to this area of law:
– Preparation of Wills and Codicils
– Applications for Grants of Letters of Administration
– Applications for Grants of Probate
– Resealing of Grants
– Advisory services to Executors and Administrators on the lawful distribution of estates
– Advisory services to Beneficiaries on their legal entitlement to estates
– Estate Claims and Litigation
We provide legal expertise in all family-related matters including divorces and ancillary relief, separation agreements, spousal maintenance, maintenance for children, visitation and custody matters, legal guardianship, applications in relation to patients under the Mental Health Act 1959 (UK) and adoption applications. Our initial approach to family matters is always non-adversarial and with a view to conciliation wherever possible subject, of course, to the inclinations of our clients, who we pledge to represent fairly and zealously.
OBTAINING MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES
|Our Attorneys provide Applicants assistance for a marriage licence must be made by both parties in person at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs|
(a) Valid Passport and the original or certified copies of the applicants’ birth certificates, and identification cards;
(b) If either party was married previously and widowed, an original or certified copy of the marriage certificate and death certificate in respect of the deceased spouse;
(c) If either party was divorced, an original Decree Absolute or Final Judgement. The Decree Nisi is not accepted.
In Barbados and the Commonwealth Caribbean, there are a number of labour laws which define the rights and responsibilities of all agents in the workplace, namely employees, employers and any respective representative groups . Generally, labour law covers industrial relations, occupational safety and health and labour standards, reflective of ratified ILO Conventions.
We provide legal representation to Employers and Employees alike before Arbitration Tribunals, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Employers are guided in termination of employment within the laws of the jurisdiction with a view to eliminating or limiting liability for wrongful and/or unfair dismissal claims.
Employees are equally guided in terms of the lawfulness of termination of their services and remedies available to seek redress.
Our Attorneys draft and review employment contracts guided by the specific needs of the client and ensuring their conformity with the Employment Act.
We assist Clients whether individuals or corporate in civil litigation at all levels of the judiciary – under $10,000.00 in the Magistrate Courts , over $10,000.00 in the High Court and even the the Court of Appeal where merited.
The Chambers expertise in civil litigation is extensive and ranges from personal injury claims, contract disputes and negligence claims to property disputes, defamation claims, judicial review claims and debt recovery actions.
We provide a multitude of services in various forms of immigration status.
Preparing of Applications in the following:
Short Term Work permits last six months.
In accordance with Section 17B of the Immigration (Amendment) Act, 1996-9, university graduates from CARICOM countries can live and work in Barbados without obtaining a work permit.
Our Chambers work in conjunction with registered Real Estate Agents to bring proposed Purchasers and proposed Vendors together.
We draft the relevant Agreements for Sale, conduct searches of records at the offices of the Land Registry to ascertain ownership of the property and verify whether the property is subject to any encumbrances.
Once the Vendors title is in order, the relevant transfer instrument may be finalized by the Purchaser’s Attorney. Upon signing the transfer instrument by the parties, the balance of the purchase price is paid to the Vendor and the sale transaction is completed.