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Leading firms in Turks And Caicos Islands

Griffiths & Partners

Fielding a ‘client-orientated and commercial-thinking team of individuals’, Griffiths & Partners’ full-service offering spans corporate and commercial issues, trust and private client work, dispute resolution advice, and real estate and development mandates. Luca Bonetto heads up the corporate and commercial practice, which regularly handles a varied mix of cross-border and international matters including joint ventures, distribution agreements and insurance issues. The firm’s trust and private client work encompasses structuring, administration and governance mandates, while the dispute resolution team, led by Conrad Griffiths KC, is active across commercial and private client disputes at a local and global level. Oliver Chapman heads up the real estate group, which acts for developers, sellers, buyers and financiers on property sales, purchases and development work. Elsewhere, David Cadman KC is a senior litigator in the team, David Stewart is a key contact for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and senior associate Chris Smith focuses on real estate mandates.

Practice head(s):

Luca Bonetto; Conrad Griffiths KC; Oliver Chapman

Other key lawyers:

David Cadman KC; David Stewart; Chris Smith


‘Client-orientated and commercial-thinking team of individuals.’

‘Griffiths & Partners is a full-service law firm, which handles all of our business requirements. Timely, professional service is a must for us, and we get it at Griffiths & Partners.’

‘My legal needs are quite simple – professional quality advice and timely service. Griffiths & Partners does this for me.’

Misick and Stanbrook

As one of the largest firms on island, Misick and Stanbrook acts for a varied roster of major TCI clients including local and foreign banks and corporates. The firm provides a full-service offering with particular knowledge and expertise in real estate, corporate and commercial work, dispute resolution advice, and issues involving the resort and tourism sectors. Senior partner Ariel Misick KC is the key contact for litigation, while Owen Foley leads the commercial property development and tourism group, and Gordon Kerr handles property, finance and commercial issues. Other key names include real estate experts Sarah Knight, Tremmaine Harvey and Karen Willis.

Other key lawyers:

Ariel Misick KC; Owen Foley; Gordon Kerr; Sarah Knight; Tremmaine Harvey; Karen Willis

Stanbrook Prudhoe

With ‘personal service, excellent local knowledge and swift turnaround times’, Stanbrook Prudhoe is a key name in the market for corporate work and dispute resolution advice with experience at a local, regional and international level. On the corporate front, ‘exceptional lawyerSophie Stanbrook leads the practice, which is active in cross-border transactions including debt and equity structuring issues, joint ventures and financing issues; she also has notable expertise in the private equity arena. Tim Prudhoe is the primary name for contentious work and is also a member of 3 Hare Court in London alongside his Caribbean-based practice; his work primarily focuses on commercial, administrative and human rights cases throughout the Caribbean region. At a junior level, Yuri Saunders is recommended for contentious mandates and Laura Miller works closely with Stanbrook on transactional work. In a significant move, since publication, the firm has opened a new office in Georgetown, Guyana

Practice head(s):

Sophie Stanbrook; Tim Prudhoe

Other key lawyers:

Yuri Saunders; Laura Miller; Davanya Deveaux


‘Personal service. Excellent local knowledge and expertise. Swift turnaround times. Broad range of services.’

‘Reliable and quick turnaround of assigned task, and proactive review and creation of legal documents. Sophie Stanbrook and Laura Miller are excellent commercial lawyers and understand government processes very well.’

‘We have had the pleasure of working with Stanbrook Prudhoe as our TCI firm and their quality of work and attention to detail has always been exceptional!’

‘Both Sophie Stanbrook and Devanya Deveaux are exceptional lawyers – they are extremely responsive, diligent and have always provided first-class legal services. Highly recommended!’

Key clients

Windward Long Bay Ltd

Vista Development Ltd

Ascendancy TCI Ltd

Graceway Trading Ltd

Sunrise Ltd and Sapodilla 99 Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising on three main projects (Niva, Southbank and Emerald Estate), each involving financing (also loan collateralisation), negotiation of development agreements with government agencies, and management agreement negotiation. These include a mixed-use residential/hotel project.
  • Represented Vista Development Ltd in the development and financing of a resort project.
  • Representing 13 expats, challenging by way of judicial review refusals of Islander status applications.

Wessex Fairchild Attorneys

Established in 2019, Wessex Fairchild Attorneys excels in real estate work and banking and finance mandates and also handles litigation; the firm acts for a broad range of financial institutions and banks and is a key contact for advice on the sale and purchase of residential and mixed-use commercial properties. Neale Coleman focuses on real estate matters, regularly acting for names in the tourism and resort sectors, while Arnelle Taylor and David Philips KC are key contacts for contentious issues.

Other key lawyers:

Neale Coleman; Arnelle Taylor; David Philips KC

Wilson Wells

Established in 2023, Wilson Wells’ team is comprised of former Graham Thompson practitioners and is highly regarded in the market for its contentious expertise and knowledge of real estate and development transactions. Managing partner Stephen Wilson KC is the main litigation contact and Christopher Wells focuses on real estate mandates.

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Wells KC; Christopher Wells