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Introduction Floissac, Du Boulay & Thomas in Saint Lucia offers an annual internship in honour of one of our founding members, the former Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and Privy Counsellor, the late The Right Hon. Sir Vincent Floissac P.C C.M.G. Q.C. LL.M (Lond). First introduced in 2016, the ten-week paid internship...
 Many Saint Lucians enjoy dual citizenship or have rights of permanent residence in other states. Similarly, many non-nationals enjoy rights of residency here in Saint Lucia. In those circumstances, if you are thinking of filing for divorce, do you apply here, in Saint Lucia? Or do you apply elsewhere? A recent high court decision provides...
Have you ever wondered what the requirement for “economic substance” in our St. Lucia context is all about? Why economic substance? Over the years, offshore countries like St. Lucia, have attracted business by offering low or no-tax to international businesses incorporated under its laws. However, these countries have been singled out for enabling “base erosion...
So, you have made the life-changing decision to walk down the aisle and commit to a life with your significant other. Does this mean that what’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine? No, not necessarily. Assuming your principal place of residence is St. Lucia, property you come into the marriage with remains solely...
In St. Lucia, there continues to be an entrepreneurial energy which plays a crucial role in fueling economic growth and development. More persons are exploring entrepreneurship and may wonder what business structures are available in St. Lucia, the differences between them and which one will most likely suit their needs. The common business structures in...
Court Rules refer to judge-made rules, procedures and guidelines setting out how cases are to be conducted and managed. The main objective is to ensure that cases are dealt with justly. In the Eastern Caribbean, the civil procedure rules in 2000 (CPR 2000) made sweeping changes. By establishing active, court-driven case management, the rules facilitated...
If you own property in St. Lucia, it’s time to start thinking about making a Will. What is a Will? A Will is a document made in contemplation of death, by which a person (testator) freely disposes of his/her property with such disposal to take effect on death. Should I make a Will? Yes, we...
Citizenship by Investment (“CBI”) refers to the process of becoming a citizen through a government approved investment, usually of a financial nature. This industry first landed on the shores of St. Lucia in 2015. Since officially accepting applicants in January 2016, St. Lucia has welcomed over one thousand persons as citizens via its CBI programme...
Floissac, Duboulay & Thomas is top ranked by Chambers and Partners for its 8th consecutive year! Chambers and Partners provides detailed rankings of leading law firms and lawyers from all across the globe. Once again, the firm is ranked in Band 1 for General Business Law. In its 2023 ranking, Chambers and Partners reports that...
Recently, the discussion on testing in the workplace has largely centred around testing for COVID-19. However, there is a broader obligation on employers in relation to testing and safety in the workplace. In this article, we explore to what extent this is regulated, and whether an employer may lawfully introduce a substance testing policy in...
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