Sardia Z.E. Cenac-Prospere

Partner

Biography

Sardia is a partner in the firm and is a co-head of the Litigation Department. She has over 14 years’ experience in civil law practice in Saint Lucia.

Sardia regularly advises on banking and commercial matters. She has experience in conveyancing and has worked with other team members on several mergers and acquisitions and on complex cross-border financing transactions. Sardia also routinely advises clients on insolvency matters and has acted as a receiver-manager and liquidator. In 2020, she completed the LL.M Course (audited) in Advanced Corporate Insolvency Law with the University of the West Indies.

Prior to joining the firm, Sardia worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London where she advised small states on the implementation of environment conventions. Upon her return to Saint Lucia, she was employed as a Judicial Research Assistant at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and enjoyed a stint as Acting Executive Legal Assistant to the Chief Justice.

Sardia maintains an interest in environmental matters and routinely volunteers her time to support the work of local environment agencies.

Department

  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Practice Areas

  • Finance and Banking
  • Commercial Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Employment and Labour
  • Planning and Environment

Education and Bar Admissions

  • LL.B (Hons), First Class Honours, University of Wolverhampton, England, 2003
  • LL.M, Distinction, City University, London, England, 2004
  • PgDL (Part time), Inns of Court School of Law (now City University), London, England, 2007
  • LL.M Course (audited) Advanced Corporate Insolvency Law, The University of the West Indies (Mona), 2021
  • Admitted to the Bar of England & Wales, 2007 (non-practicing)
  • Admitted to Practice Law in Saint Lucia, 2007

Membership and Other

  • Member, Bar Association of Saint Lucia
  • Chairperson, Publications Committee of the Bar Association of Saint Lucia, 2019 to present
  • Member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, England
  • Councillor/Secretary, Saint Lucia National Trust, 2007 to 2010