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Hon. Vincent Byron

Attorney General

WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ONLINE

The Office of the Attorney General is eager to serve you and all stakeholders in our nation in general in keeping with our mandate as prescribed in the Constitution of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Attorney General’s Act and other laws of the Federation. This office plays a significant role in the administration of Justice. As such, the Attorney General’s Chambers contributes to the maintenance of the rule of law in the Federation.

In accordance with Section 64 of the Constitution of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the Government of St. Christopher and Nevis and is responsible for advising the various government ministries and institutions

Mission

It is the principal Mission of this Office to provide legal advice and services to and on behalf of the Crown and to conduct and regulate all litigation for and against the Crown or any Ministry or Agency of Government.

Our supporting staff includes:

  • A Solicitor General
  • Senior Crown Counsel
  • Crown Counsel
  • Other Counsel including Parliamentary Counsel
  • Personal Assistant
  • Other Clerical Staff

Duties

The duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Attorney General’s Act include:

  • Ensuring that the administration of public affairs is in accordance with the Constitution and the law;
  • Superintending all matters connected with the administration of justice;
  • Advising on the legislative agenda and generally advising government on all matters of law referred to the Attorney General’s Chambers;
  • Advising the Government on all matters of a legislative nature and superintending all Government measures of a legislative nature;
  • Advising the heads of the Government Ministries and agencies on all matters of law affecting such Ministries and agencies and Government as a whole;
  • Conducting and regulating all litigation for and against the Crown and any Government Ministry or agency;
  • Performing such other functions as assigned by the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions operates as an independent functionary under the aegis of the Office of the Attorney General by receiving administrative support from this office.

The Office of the Attorney General provides support for the independent functioning of the Supervisor of Elections. As such the Electoral Office is also a ministerial responsibility of this office.

Please feel free to contact us in regard to any clarifications that you may need.

 

Hon. Vincent F. Byron

Attorney General

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. Mr. Vincent Byron
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