Sir Vincent Floissac Annual Internship 2023


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 placement is open to students who have successfully completed their first year at The Hugh Wooding Law School or Norman Manley Law School (“Law Schools”). Covid-19-related restrictions prevented us from running the programme in the last two years, but we look forward to welcoming a student in 2023!

The Programme

The programme is intended to provide one successful student with practical and diverse legal experience whilst enabling the student to meet the mandatory in-service training requirement of the Law Schools.   The successful applicant will be required to perform any or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct legal research on diverse areas of the firm’s practice including, but not limited to, finance & banking law, commercial law, contract law, employment & labour law and succession;
  • Write legal opinions, skeleton arguments and/or written submissions under the supervision of a member of the firm;
  • Attend Chamber Hearings and Court sittings under the supervision of a member of the firm (with the leave of the Court);
  • Contribute to the preparation of legal manuals in, among others matters, corporate & commercial, banking and succession;
  • Participate in reviewing administrative processes and procedures and making recommendations for implementation to increase the firm’s administrative efficiency.

 Selection Criteria

The internship programme is to be offered to one [1] student over the 2023 summer period. The programme is open to students who are registered in a full-time course of study at one of the Law Schools and who have successfully completed their first year of study.

Applicants who are shortlisted for the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court internship placement and who have, in their application to the Court, acknowledged their interest in being considered for the Sir Vincent Floissac Annual Legal Internship 2023 will automatically be shortlisted and considered for this programme. All other shortlisted applicants will be interviewed at a time and place to be determined by the firm.

Duration and Stipend

The internship will be for a period of ten [10] weeks over the 2023 summer period, tentatively Monday, 5th June 2023 to Friday, 11th August 2023. The intern will be paid a monthly stipend of three thousand five hundred dollars [$3,500.00] Eastern Caribbean Currency. Remuneration for the period of any part of a month worked will be calculated pro rata and the intern paid accordingly.


An application for the internship programme must be in writing, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and letters from two [2] referees. Applications should be addressed to:

 Floissac, Du Boulay & Thomas, Quadrant Row, 9-11 Brazil Street, Castries, Saint Lucia, W.I.

 Applications should be emailed to The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday, 27th January, 2023.