Associate

JOMOKIE K. R. PHILLIPS

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Biography

Jomokie joined Daniel Brantley as an Associate in May 2014 and is primarily involved in general litigation, insurance, commercial, corporate and taxation matters. He has acted as lead advocate at the High Court level on behalf of a major supplier of fuel in the Federation in a dispute involving conversion and passing off. He has also assisted with conducting the assessment of damages for a major Resort on behalf of its insurers at the High Court level likewise rendering general advice on the reinsurance laws and regulations of the Federation.

Previously, Jomokie served for eight months as the temporary Legal Officer of the Inland Revenue Department in St Vincent where he was responsible for providing general legal advice as well as being charged with interpretation of the Income Tax Act and other tax legislation in addition to the interpretation of the CARICOM Double Taxation Agreement. He has also instructed external Queen’s Counsel in matters before the Tax Appeal Commissioners.

Jomokie received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2011. He attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where he received his Legal Education Certificate in 2013.

Jomokie is an avid reader of Caribbean literatures in English as well as Francophone literatures in English. He also maintains a keen interest in the calypso art form and Caribbean theatre and film.

Career

Junior Tax Officer, Inland Revenue Department (St. Vincent), 2007-2008

Legal Officer (Temporary), Inland Revenue Department (St. Vincent), 2013-2014

Education

Hugh Wooding Law School

2013

Legal Education Certificate

University of the West Indies

2011

Bachelor of Laws

Practice Areas

Our litigation team represents a cross-section of entities throughout the world involved in antitrust disputes, commercial and contract disputes, debt collection, employment disputes, fraud and asset tracing, insolvency litigation, insurance disputes, tax disputes, personal injuries and public law litigation. We represent clients effectively in the most difficult and sophisticated contentious matters at all tiers of the Court likewise in alternative media to the Court that is, in mediation and arbitration proceedings. We explore all avenues of dispute resolution so that clients have a full and comprehensive framework of the various methods available to them because resolving disputes with as little interruption to ones business or life is crucial.

Employment Law (or Labour Law) covers a vast area encompassing recruitment and employment contracts, employment policies, discrimination, discipline and grievance. Employment Law not only protects the rights of employees, but the rights of employers whenever employment disputes arise. The Firm offers full legal services on the application of the various labour laws in the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis including facilitating the drafting of employment contracts, resolution of disputes and restructuring. We are known for our ability to resolve major disputes which includes disputes between institutions and governmental entities as it relates to labour rights likewise, contentious employment matters for corporations.

We advise on all aspects of Personal Estate matters inclusive of wealth management. We guide clients in drafting their Last Will and Testament, Trust Deeds, and can offer legal advice on estate management and planning. We are abreast of the most recent Laws governing testamentary succession being equipped to assist clients in applying to the St. Christopher and Nevis High Court for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration to administer the deceases Estate within the Federation. As it relates to wealth management, we guide clients through the various asset protection options available to them as we help tailor products to suit their needs likewise explore various investment options available in the Federation.

Our knowledge and experience allows us provide the best legal services to private, commercial and international clients on all aspects of purchase, sale and development of property within the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis. We guide nationals and non-nationals purchasing or selling property through every step of the process. For clients interested in large developments within the Federation, we are is able to offer the highest level of service from the commencement to completion of the project including negotiating various service contracts and presenting concessions and tax exemption packages to Government entities and applications to be approved developments for economic citizenship.

Bar Admissions

  • St. Kitts and Nevis 2014
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2013

Awards & Membership

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Scholar 2007;
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cambridge A Level Examination Top Male Performer 2007;
  • Marcus Garvey Scholarship Winner 2007
  • Member of the Saint Christopher and Nevis Bar Association
  • Member of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Bar Association