CIVIL LITIGATION

If you are in a dispute with another person or organisation and thinking about taking legal action against them, it is necessary to have the support of experienced civil litigation lawyers.

If you have been misadvised by a professional, entered into a contract with another person who hasn’t upheld their side of the bargain or suffered an unjustified and malicious attack on your reputation, you may be legally entitled to claim a remedy, such as:

  • Declaratory relief to affirm rights, duties or obligations
  • Obtaining an injunction to either prevent someone from doing, or requiring them to do, something
  • Compensation to recover losses

How you go about resolving a dispute and seeking a remedy, whether by pursuing civil litigation (the process for resolving a private law dispute through the courts) or an alternative method of dispute of resolution, will depend on the circumstances. You’ll need clear advice, given in plain English, to help you make a fully informed decision of the best way forward.

We will help you understand your options, both in terms of your chances of success and the costs involved should you decide to pursue litigation.

Case examples:

  • Obtaining a world wide freezing injunction against a businessman for alleged fraud
  • Defending an international credit union in a claim for damages over $50 million
  • Obtaining compensation against a hospital for misdiagnosis

Our Approach to Civil Litigation

If you are in a dispute with another person or company and thinking about taking legal action against them, it’s important to have the support of experienced civil litigation lawyers. Our litigators boast over 70 years of knowledge and experience helping clients resolve their disputes in a way that secures the best possible outcome.

Our excellent reputation is built upon our proficiency and fearlessness in litigation, our meticulous preparation and fearless commitment to our client’s cases. We are logistically resourced to deal with very large cases, but put the same care into all our work, whether litigating claims at the Magistrate Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal.


Karam & Missick - Expert Civil Litigation Lawyers

At Karam & Missick, we’re dedicated to protecting and enforcing our clients’ rights. We’re well-known for our advocacy skills and tirelessly fighting for our clients.

 
 
 
 

REAL ESTATE

Commercial property transactions are often complex and require attorneys with the expertise, tenacity and the right skill to deliver pragmatic and commercial solutions. Karam & Missick's commercial real estate team offers advice that is clear, concise, practical and focused on achieving your personal and commercial objectives. 

Karam & Missick is well positioned to assist both local and foreign clients with their commercial property transactions. As the largest property team in Turks & Caicos, our real estate team can offer a comprehensive set of services in both the residential and commercial real estate sector to a diverse client base that includes institutional investors, developers, high net-worth individuals, international corporations, landlords, tenants, and construction companies.

Our real estate team provides a variety of services for both the local and international client. The department offers advice and assistance on all aspects of commercial property.All our commercial property attorneys in the Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas have an outstanding reputation for their technical and commercial expertise combined with a client friendly approach.We are superior when it comes to foreclosures and obtaining orders for possession and sale in terms of results and obtaining court orders in the fastest possible time.


We can provide advice on all aspects of commercial property deals including:

  • Residential development and land sales 
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Investment acquisitions, disposals and portfolio management
  • Residential and commercial development
  • Property finance issues
  • Construction contracts, professional appointments, warranties, procurement and risk strategies
  • Property litigation and alternative forms of dispute resolution
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPP’s)
  • Commercial development
  • Construction and engineering 
  • Education and charities 
  • Energy and infrastructure 
  • Hotel, retail and leisure
  • Investment and occupiers
  • Property litigation

Commercial property attorneys working with you

Our team will work closely with you, and your professional advisors, to ensure that we deliver on the needs of your business and provide specialist technical, yet practical and cost effective, advice. Our clients include banks and commercial and residential property developers, retail and leisure operators, social housing bodies, public and private sector and small to large businesses. 

 
 
 
 

EMPLOYMENT LAW

With a record number of claims being brought to the employment tribunal, constantly changing legislation, running a business and managing its workforce becomes more and more challenging. Even firms that have their own HR Departments still must engage employment attorneys to avoid costly mistakes.


Employment Lawyers

Employment law issues can arise even before you buy a new business, employment attorneys at Karam & Missick are experienced in dealing with all employment related due diligence and make sure that when buying a new business, you are aware of any issues relating to its workforce.  We can continue to advise you as your business changes and grows and further employee related issues are unavoidable.

Our employment attorneys have a high degree of commercial awareness and years of experience that allow us to offer a practical advice aimed at preventing employment disputes, which are expensive, time consuming and unnecessarily disturbing. When an employment tribunal claim is unavoidable, our advice will be aimed at minimalizing your loss and its impact on the business.

We act for employees or employers and have prosecuted or defended dozens of cases


Our services for Employers include

  • Commercial employment advice on all aspects of your business
  • Drafting contract of employments, policies, handbooks
  • Drafting Compromise Agreements and Severance Agreements
  • Advice on internal procedures
  • Reorganisations
  • Mediation
  •  Representation in Employment Tribunal claims at all levels
 
 
 
 

CORPORATE SERVICES

Lex Corporate Services Ltd.

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. (LCSL) is an affiliate company of Karam & Missick licensed and regulated under the Company Management (licensing) Ordinance, 1999 and Subsidiary Regulations of the Turks and Caicos Islands. We cater to both the local community and offshore clients and our basic aim is to provide both residents and the offshore industry with a wide range of corporate needs. We provide fast, efficient and reasonably priced service to our clients.

Proposed company names can be confirmed within hours and companies can usually be formed within 48 business hours of returning a completed company application form together with all of the necessary supporting documents.

Such incorporations would include the preparation of Memorandum and Articles of Association for the company using documents approved by the company’s attorneys-at-law, registering and filing the same with the Registrar of Companies and obtaining the corporate seal.

In addition to offering incorporations we provide a host of additional corporate serviced based on the requests and needs of our clients. These services include the following:


Registered Agent and Office Services

The TCI Companies’ Ordinance requires that every company have an independent Registered Agent and Registered Office.  Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is the best choice for comprehensive, accurate services at an attractive price.

As your Registered Agent, Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is appointed to accept legal documents and notifications from government and financial agencies on your behalf.  We notify our clients of reports and filings being due periodically to ensure that your company remains in good standing. Moreover, we have the competencies to represent your business during any legal action on account of our affiliation with Karam & Missick Attorneys.

As your Agent, Lex Corporate will service all of your needs including any unique requirements you may have, by remaining up to date with regulations and applications, to offer necessary and timely feedback with guidance for more efficient processing.


Business License Applications

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. understands the time investment and complexities associated with filing and renewing business licenses. For this reason we offer the following services:

  • Research all licensing requirements at every level (including general, specialty and regulated businesses).
  • Collect and provide you with a customary application package relevant to your business needs, including any special filing instructions for you to complete.
  • Follow through with licensing authority to ensure successful completion of filing or renewal.

Entity Maintenance and Compliance

To remain compliant and in good standing, each company is required to submit company returns and pay annual fees to the Turks and Caicos Financial Services Commission. Subsequent to that, any company in possession of a license must ensure their company is kept current in order to successfully process license renewals and maintain legal status. All actions and changes of a company must be filed and the necessary resolutions and consents maintained. Current identifications and due diligence documents must be retained and kept up to date. Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is firm that our clients are compliant in all respects.


PORC Administration

Turks and Caicos is a leader in the business of Producer Owned Reinsurance Companies. We welcome the opportunity to form strong partnerships with Brokers.

Our knowledgeable and experienced agents can assist with incorporating your international companies at significantly low upfront capital under a jurisdiction that offers tax exemption and a reasonable regulatory and steady economic environment. We also work closely with our regulatory body to promptly process reinsurance licenses to suit your needs.

The core objective of this department is superior service delivery and efficiency in preparing corporate documents, change requests and entity maintenance to ensure that your company remains in good standing. We focus on quick response times, communicating at each stage and being skilled in follow-up.