Lawyers (Barristers & Solicitors), Notaries Public
and Trademark Agents


We, at Charles & Associates, practice in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance matters
  • Business and Commercial matters (registering businesses and company incorporation)
  • Contentious civil litigation (breach of contract, negligence, personal injury, insurance claims, debt recovery, wrongful death)
  • Civil settlements
  • Company searches and apostilling of documents
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Corporate Secretarial
  • Employment
  • Environment and regulatory
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Family and matrimonial matters
  • Financial Services regulations and investigations
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property (patents, copyright and trademarks)
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute resolution
  • Personal Injury
  • Projects
  • Real Estate and conveyancing
  • Citizenship by Investment (St. Kitts and Nevis)

Principal Attorney-at-Law

Derriann P. Charles, our Principal Attorney, was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

She is admitted to practice in Trinidad and Tobago and St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis. Practice areas include Family law, Divorce, Intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, construction, hotel and real estate law, civil litigation, probate, and real property matters. C&A also does a lot of work in apostilling documents for foreign use and registering foreign judgments.

Ms. Charles attended the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus initially and thereafter the Cavehill Campus, graduating therefrom with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons). She then proceeded to the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad, where she completed and acquired her Legal Education Certificate.

Later, she read for a Master’s of Law in International Business Law (with Distinction) at the Robert Kennedy College in collaboration with the University of Cumbria. Ms. Charles is also the holder of a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, in Psychology with a minor in Gender and Development studies (Hons). She also specialises in corporate governance, compliance and corporate secretarial matters, having held and continuing to hold the position of Corporate Secretary for many companies.

Ms. Charles is also a Notary Public within the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis. In addition to the above diverse areas of practice, she has an advanced understanding of the Spanish language.

Email: derriann@charlesandassociateslaw.com
St. Kitts and Nevis Office: (869) 466-7162
Trinidad and Tobago Office: (868) 232-4089
St. Kitts and Nevis Mobile: (869) 667-7162
Trinidad and Tobago Mobile: (868) 762-1008

Legal Consultant

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Senior Paralegal 

Our Senior Paralegal [Trinidad and Tobago office], Ms. Akilah Bowen, provides support in the delivery of quality legal services to clients. The Firm has seen a tremendous improvement in the workflow and management of matters since the onboarding of Ms. Bowen. Ms. Bowen has extensive experience and substantial knowledge in the field of law. She takes detailed instructions in a wide range of matters and is often complemented for her professionalism and no nonsense approach to the overseeing of matters. Her organization and time management skills ensures that court deadlines are never missed and in the unusual event of a delay, the relevant applications are made to the court, to ensure that the clients are not subject to sanctions. Ms. Bowen’s strong oral and written communication skills are an added bonus in preparing preliminary drafts of documents, for review by the Attorneys. Ms. Bowen is a very valuable members of the Firm’s team and a priceless member of its Litigation Department. Both the Firm and clients alike sing continuous praises to Ms. Bowen not only to her relentless contribution to the efficiency of the management of matters, but to her commitment to excellence and high quality outcomes

Email: akilah@charlesandassociateslaw.com

Client Services Administrator

Annette Y. Charles, our Client Services Manager, receives great commendation from the clients about her efficiency in managing their affairs. Ms. Charles provides administrative assistance to the Attorneys and Consultant of the Firm and coordinates appointments and (Zoom) meetings between interested parties of and to the Firm. Ms. Charles also manages the schedules of all the stakeholders in the Firm, including the dates for hearings, trials and court deadlines for filing of relevant documents. The exchange of information through the Firm’s secure client portal and electronic data management of legal files are also facilitated through Ms. Charles, who prides herself on ensuring that the client has an optimum experience with the Firm. Ms. Charles’ case management skills and ability to close out matters is particularly noteworthy. She is often referred to by the Attorneys and Consultant as a shrewd overseer, who ensures that all administrative tasks are undertaken in a timely manner. Should you have any questions or concerns in relation to an existing matter or enquiries about a potential new matter, please do not hesitate to contact our Clients’ Services Manager via email at: info@charlesandassociateslaw.com

Accounts Clerk

The Firm’s Accounts Clerk, Ms. Delicia Tuitt, whose first name ironically means ‘pleasure’ or ‘delight’ is one of the Firm’s most delightful team members. She has responsibility for issuing invoices to clients, settling payments, assisting clients in navigating the multiple payment platforms available and ensuring that the method extended to them is best suited to their needs. Ranging from online payments to in-person bank deposits to wire transfers and portable card payments, Ms. Tuitt is known for her promptness and versatility in assisting clients to settle their bills. She is highly organized, and her customer service skills are par none. Her speed in responding to client concerns, issuing receipts by electronic means and her overall delightfulness in her dealings with clients renders her a highly valued team member. She takes a great deal of pride in explaining to clients the various costs included in their invoices, such as the hard costs [such as filing fees, mediation fees, transcript fees] and the soft costs [cost of copies, research].

Ms. Tuitt’s work also extends to liaising with and settling invoices by vendors and third-party service providers, such as Clerks, Process Servers, Surveyors, and persons engaged by the firm to provide support to or assistance with client matters. Ms. Tuitt is very technologically savvy and uses the Firm’s software, Clio Manage, to ensure accurate bookkeeping and proper financial record keeping.

Ms. Tuitt may be contacted at: Email: accounting@charlesandassociateslaw.com

Executive Administrative Assistant [Corporate/Legal]

Zillda Martineau, Executive Administrative Assistant [Corporate/Legal], was born and raised in Tobago. Ms. Martineau provides solid and leading-edge administrative support to the team. She is the brainchild of the Firm’s systems for improved efficiency and productivity. Ms. Martineau has extensive training in Project Management and IT, both of which skills she uses to manage and manipulate the fast paced, demanding environment of the Firm. This versatility extends to overseeing the Firm’s calendar and that of several of the Firm’s corporate clients.

Ms. Martineau’s continuous quest for knowledge, self-improvement and professional development brings great delight to the Firm, which continues to be a direct beneficiary of her learning, that manifests itself in Ms. Martineau’s ideas and recommendations, all aimed at fostering improved workflow and efficiency.

The Charles and Associates team continues to take great pleasure in calling Ms. Martineau a team member and looks forward, with bated breath to her continued contributions to propelling the Firm forward.

Email: zillda@charlesandassociateslaw.com

Setting the Bar High in Multiple Jurisdictions

The Law Office of Charles & Associates was born out of the desire of Ms. Derriann P. Charles to provide reliable and timely legal services, at a price that is affordable to clients in both Trinidad and Tobago and St. Kitts and Nevis.

The law office boasts of over ten years of experience of practicing in both jurisdictions. This has proven to be an added benefit, especially for corporate clients, who then do not have to undertake the hassle of searching Attorneys across the islands.

 
About

VISION

About

MISSION

About

VALUES


What our office represents


VISION - To deliver HIGH QUALITY SERVICE and PRODUCTS to each client, in a timely manner.

MISSION STATEMENT – To treat EACH CLIENT, regardless of the nature of their matter or their social and/or financial standing, as if they are our ONLY CLIENT; thereby dealing with their matters judiciously, comprehensively and in a timely manner, keeping as our guide their instructions as well as their best interest, whilst still ensuring that fees are affordable.

VALUES – Transparency, Client focused, Respect (for rights), Excellence, Service oriented, Integrity and Honesty, Reliability, Trustworthiness, Commitment to fairness, honor, and truth and Team oriented (collaborates with colleagues and other stakeholders to seek and secure diverse perspectives).

OBJECTIVE – Client satisfaction through favourable resolution of matters.

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