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:


Preparation of Company Books and Records

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.


Maintenance of Companies Annually

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.


 

Annual Representation

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.


Bank Accounts

Lex Corporate Services Ltd. is able to provide Nominee Shareholders. Payment of Corporate Fees and Disbursements including Strata Fees, Utility bills etc Should the company's beneficial owners and directors reside abroad we can retain funds in an escrow account with LCSL from which to pay monthly or quarterly strata fees, electricity bills, telephone, water, sewage or other expenses incurred by the company in either owning or leasing property in the Turks and Caicos Islands. All bills from the various service providers can be forwarded to us for settlement.