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Key Cases

1. Maher v The Island Paradise Beach Village Homeowners Association (Condominium law)

2. Liongate Select Fund v Explorer Global Investors Limited (Offshore Commercial law)

3. Inniss v Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis (Constitutional law)

4. Baird v Goldgar (Real property and Equity)

5. Richards v St. Kitts and Nevis Constituency Boundaries Commission and Others (Judicial review)

6. Bryant v Democrat Printing Co. Ltd. (Defamation law)

7. Cable Television v Nevis Island Administration (International commercial arbitration)

8. Hamilton and Charles v Edmeade (Voter registration law)

9. Herbert-Webster and Others v Viera and Lake (Probate and estate management)

10. Cedric Liburd v Eugene Hamilton and Others (Election Petition)

11. Douglas v Pinneys Investment Company Limited (Real property)

12. Simmonds v Bryant and France (Defamation law)

13. O’Flaherty v Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis and Others (Constitutional law)

14.Simmonds v Ribeiro (Election Petition)

15. Pinney v Guishard and Others (Constitutional law)

Firm Profile | Byron & Byron

Byron & Byron is a family legal practice. The Firm first consisted of Barristers-at-law and Solicitors Cecil Oliver Byron, Esq., of “Palm Trees”, Morning Star, Nevis, and Charles Michael Dennis Byron, Esq., his nephew.

The two established Byron & Byron in 1967 with a branch in Nevis operated by Cecil Byron and a branch in St. Kitts operated by Dennis Byron.

Cecil Byron, a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple Inn of Court, was called to the Bar of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla in March 1958 and established a general legal practice in Nevis. He was the first Nevisian to act as Attorney General of the Colony of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. He also acted as Warden of the island of Nevis.

Dennis Byron is now more properly addressed as The Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, P.C., being a life member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council, and a Knight of the Realm.

In 1960, Sir Dennis was the winner of the Leeward Islands Scholarship, having topped the results of the Cambridge Higher School Certificate Examinations in that year in Antigua, Montserrat, and St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. Sir Dennis studied law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University from 1962-1966 during which time he was awarded the degree of B.A. (later upgraded to M.A.) (Cantab), and a postgraduate degree of LL.B. (Cantab). Sir Dennis was called to the Bar in St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla in 1966.

Sir Dennis currently holds the office of President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, the highest Court in the Caribbean Community. Sir Dennis recently served two terms as President of the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), in which office he was accorded the status of an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Sir Dennis is a Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Inn of Court and is a Fellow of his Alma Mater Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University.

In 1972, Terence V. Byron, brother of Sir Dennis, joined Byron & Byron in St. Kitts. Terence Byron, a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Inn of Court, was the winner of the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Statehood Scholarship in 1967 for his results in the Cambridge G.C.E. Advanced Level Examinations. Terence Byron entered Cambridge University in 1968, taking a Degree in Modern Languages and Law at Fitzwilliam College in 1971. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 1972 and to the Bar of St. Kitts-Nevis in November 1972.

Cecil Byron served as Magistrate for the island of Nevis from 1980 to 1998.

Sir Dennis was appointed a Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 1982, and was sworn in as Chief Justice of that Court in 1999. He has been a member of the Judiciary for over 30 years.

Byron & Byron remains a family Firm today, with Senior Partner Terence V. Byron, CMG, practising with his brother the Honourable Vincent F. Byron, as well as his daughter Talibah V. O. Byron.

For many years the Firm has had the honour of being associated with the Chambers of Karl Hudson-Phillips, Q.C., of Trinidad and Tobago.

Our Partners aim to achieve client satisfaction through professional quality service delivered in a prompt and cost-effective manner.

Corporate, administrative and company secretarial services are also provided for local, international and offshore entities.

Native speakers of Spanish and French are able to give instructions to the Firm in their native language if necessary.

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