Cardinal Law Firm was established in 2008 by R. Andrew Cummings QC, who was called to the Bar of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 1975 and was the Senior Partner at the law firm Hughes & Cummings until Cardinal was formed.
Being at the helm of Cardinal and serving clients in numerous matters since its inception, in 2010 R. Andrew Cummings welcomed A. Anique Cummings to the firm, after being called to the Bars of England and Wales and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
In 2012, Jadric J. Cummings joined the firm after also being called to the Bars of England and Wales and St. Vincent and the Grenadines that same year.
In 2018, following the passing of R. Andrew Cummings QC, the firm's operations continued under the direction of Jarand M. Cummings, A. Anique Cummings and Jadric J. Cummings.
The firm continues to represent a myriad of corporate clients in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the region with particular expertise in Banking, Commercial and Property matters. The firm's Trademark department also continues to act as agents for international trademark applicants and our practitioners have been involved in a number of trademark disputes in the local courts.
A. Anique Cummings LL.B. (Hons), LL.M.
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public
Jadric J. Cummings LL.B. (Hons)
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public
Anique has been a practising lawyer in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and an ADR Group Accredited Workplace Mediator, for over 10 years, having completed the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at the University of West of England, Bristol in 2010. She was also admitted to the Bar of England & Wales as a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, that year, and later attained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Advanced Legal Practice.
As a practitioner, Anique has appeared at all levels of our legal system, from the Magistrate's Court, right up to the Privy Council in London, which is our highest appellate court. She is one of a few litigators, from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to appear before the Privy Council and, moreover, obtain a favourable judgment for her client.
Anique continues to keenly serve clients worldwide on matters touching and concerning many areas of law, with particular expertise in Family, Banking, Property and Commerical matters.
Jadric holds an honours degree in Law and Business (LL.B.) from Coventry University, U. K. and completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2012. That year, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales, as a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, before returning to St. Vincent and the Grenadines where he was also called to the local Bar in 2012.
Professionally, Jadric has amassed experience and expertise in the areas of Banking, Property, Corporate, Trademarks and Digital/Cyber matters, and is also an ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator.
Outside of practice, Jadric has been a facilitator/tutor at a number of conferences and training sessions for corporate workers as well as students of the St. Vincent Community College. He mentors students as a contact person of The Initiative, a local mentorship program, and co-hosts a weekly podcast on areas of law and policy in the region.
Jarand M. Cummings LL.B. (Hons), LL.M.
Legal Research Analyst
Jarand graduated from Coventry University, U.K. where he was awarded an undergraduate degree in Law (LL.B.)(Hons) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.). He thereafter returned to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to join R. Andrew Cummings QC at the firm, since its inception in 2008, and has spearheaded research for opinions and briefs on complex issues of law as the firm's Legal Research Analyst.
Jarand was a part of the firm's team that appeared before the Privy Council in 2014 and assisted our counsel in all aspects of the appeal. He has particular experience in areas of Employment, Insurance, International Trade and Property matters, and has used his expertise to assist counsel outside of the firm on matters involving novel legal and procedural points.
Jarand has facilited training sessions to corporate staff of financial institutions and entrepreneurs where he is able to levy his knowledge of enterprise from his role in management of the firm for over a decade.