The Attorney General’s Chambers is a standalone division and does not fall under any Ministry. It comprises of three units; the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Properties, the Legislative Drafting Unit and Advice and Litigation. All three departments are overseen administratively by the Permanent Secretary and operates under the direction of the Attorney General.
The Registry of Companies is committed to performing its duties to the public with excellence and continues to explore innovative methods in achievingits mandate which includes the registering of companies, business names and partnerships, the administration of trademarks, patents and copyright.
The Legislative Drafting Unit is primarily responsible for drafting principal and subsidiary legislation and participates in the revision of the legislation of Saint Lucia. The Unit is tasked with collaborating with the various Government Ministries and other bodies on issues concerning the drafting of new laws and amendments to existing legislation, as well as implementing policy directives into law.
Advice and Litigation is the primary source of legal advice to the Government of Saint Lucia and represents the State in civil litigation. The unit’s involvement and scope is wide as it relates to legal advice. It is also called upon to issue legal opinions to the various ministries. Its Crown Counsel sit on various boards and commissions as representatives of the Attorney General in an advisory capacity.
Although the Attorney General’s Chambers does not offer legal advice to or represent private individuals, Chambers through the functions of the various units, servethe citizens of Saint Lucia with humility and integrity.
It is the intent that the citizenry and other agencies through this website, may become familiar with the work of the Attorney General’s Chambers and understand its role in the good governance of Saint Lucia.