Sir Vincent Floissac Annual Internship 2024


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, and are moving on to their second year, at The Hugh Wooding Law School or Norman Manley Law School (“Law Schools”).

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.


Miss Tanisha Tapper, the successful 2023 intern for the Sir Vincent Floissac Annual Internship, offers the following insight into the programme:

For the longest while, I have been trying to find the words to summarize my experience at Floissac, DuBoulay & Thomas. I am a Jamaican, and I took a leap of faith and went to Saint Lucia for the Sir Vincent Floissac Annual Internship Programme.

I had the privilege to work in the Litigation Department and was fully immersed in litigation, assisting with complex commercial matters. I also had the chance to examine Saint Lucia’s land system and the revised rules of court. The nuances in law fostered my legal growth and made me eager to learn!

Saint Lucia is now my second home, and no words can capture it all – from the culture, to the food, the creole language and the warm community there.

To Floissac, DuBoulay & Thomas, I thank you for being my family and supporting me in so many ways and all the kindness you showed me, and the inclusion in all activities, even a training session held by the Bar Association!

I strongly encourage everyone to take a leap of faith and get a chance to immerse yourself in a different legal system.”

Selection Criteria

The internship programme is to be offered to one [1] student over the 2024 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 and are moving on to the second 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 2024 will automatically be shortlisted and considered for this programme. All 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 2024 summer period, tentatively Monday, 3rd June 2024 to Friday, 9th August 2024. 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, 26th January, 2024.