Winston Cenac Q.C

Jul . 1 . 1979
Jun . 30 . 1980
Winston Cenac Q.C

Mr Winston Francis Cenac Q.C. obtained a scholarship to attend the Saint Mary’s College in 1936 and obtained his Cambridge School Certificate five years later. He obtained his London Martriculation certificate one year later. In 1954 MrCenac enrolled as an external student with the University of London and was called to the Bar of Saint Lucia in 1957. In 1958 he was appointed as Registrar of the High Court of Saint Lucia, and in 1959 as Chief Registrar of the Windward Islands resident in Grenada. He was appointed the Attorney General of Saint Lucia in 1964 and acted as Administrator on a number of occasions. He was also the Attorney General of Saint Vincent in 1967 and Attorney General of Grenada in 1967 and 1970. Mr Winston Cenac opened his private practice in 1970. In 1971, MrCenac acted as judge in Saint Kitts for six months, following which he returned to private practice after declining a full appointment. MrCenac received his letters patents in 1976 when he obtained Queen’s Counsel status. In 1979, Mr Winston Cenac was elected as the representative of Soufriere and became the Attorney General of Saint Lucia. As Minister, he registered a deed in the Registry of Deeds and Mortgages to the effect that he had no interest in the Chambers of Cenac& Edward of which he was a senior partner. After the collapse of the administration in 1982, Winston returned to practice and remained there until his death in September 2004. Mr Winston Francis Cenac was the author of a leading text on land law in Saint Lucia called “Contume de Paris”, which was cited with approval in the seminal case of Spiricor and the Attorney General.


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