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Ms. Diana Francis

Permanent Secretary

WELCOME TO THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE and LEGAL AFFAIRS ONLINE

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs stands ready to be of service to you in the following areas:

  • High Court
  • Magistrates Department
  • Land Registry
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Legal Aid and Advice Centre
  • Law Commission

The Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs is The Hon Vincent Byron Jr. who is also the Attorney General of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Our staff includes:

  • Permanent Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Personal Assistant
  • Clerical Officers
  • Other Support Staff

Our Mission

Our Mandate is to provide the administrative mechanisms and services to support the dispensation of justice and the pursuit of the goal of protecting all of the fundamental rights, freedoms and lawful entitlements of all and sundry and guaranteeing the rule of law in all circumstances.

Please feel free to contact us regarding any clarification that you may need concerning our services.

Ms. Diana Francis

Permanent Secretary

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