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New Attorney-General Sworn In

New Attorney-General Sworn In

Honourable Senator Garth Lucien Wilkin was sworn in as the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs of the new Cabinet of the Government of St Kitts and Nevis on 13th August 2022 during an official ceremony held at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts....
Judicial Complex Closure Effective June 7th, 2022

Judicial Complex Closure Effective June 7th, 2022

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs wishes to inform the general public that it has become necessary to suspend all activities at the Sir Lee L Moore Judicial Complex with effect from Tuesday 7th June 2022 until further notice. During this period the judicial...
The S. W. Tapley Seaton Court Annex Opened

The S. W. Tapley Seaton Court Annex Opened

The brand-new annex to the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial and Legal Services Complex was officially opened on Tuesday 14th December 2021 in a ceremony held under the auspices of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs. The...
The Eulalie Byron Law Library is Now A Reality

The Eulalie Byron Law Library is Now A Reality

A long-held vision of His Excellency Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton came to fruition on Tuesday 14th December 2021 when a brand-new state of the art Law Library was officially inaugurated as part of the Opening Ceremony of the Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton Annex to the Sir Lee...

It is the principal mission of the Office of the Attorney General to provide legal advice and services to and on behalf of The Crown, and to conduct and respond to all matters of litigation for and against The Crown or any Ministry or Agency of the Government.

Importantly, its mandate includes the extensive oversight of the legislative agenda of the Government.

The Office of the Attorney General also provides administrative support for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and superintends all matters relating to the Electoral Office.

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs ensures that the rule of law is facilitated and supported by the various mechanisms by which citizens can have equal access to the justice system and by which they can be afforded the protection of the law. It also takes responsibility for ensuring that the statutes are updated and modernized to keep pace with an evolving society.

Quick and convenient access to important and noteworthy matters relevant to entities under the Office of the Attorney General and departments within the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.

Hon. Garth Wilkin
Attorney General

Ms. Diana Francis
Permanent Secretary

(Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs)

The Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is chiefly responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to the Executive Branch of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The functioning of the Office is rooted in the Constitution and is further detailed by the provisions of the Attorney General’s Act Cap 3.02 of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

One of the more prolific manifestations of the advisory functions of the Office of the Attorney General is its contribution to the legislative agenda of the government. As such, the responsibility of preparation of all legislation: from conceptualization to the presentation of Bills and the crafting of Regulations falls within the purview of the office.

Get In Touch

Government Headquarters,
Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts

+1(869) 467-1013

attorneygeneral@gov.kn