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The past few years have been the most challenging for financial markets the world over. Therefore, it has been necessary for banks and other financial institutions to adapt to changes in the political, economic and regulatory landscapes in order to continue functioning at a high standard. Accordingly, counsel must have the skills and knowledge needed to work along with financial institutions in this ever-changing market. 


Cardinal Law Firm has a wealth of experience litigating and handling a vast number of matters for such institutions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is dedicated to safeguarding the interests of our clients in all transactions.


Trademarks and Intellectual Property

Our trademark agents have years of experience in meticulously crafting applications and recordals to ensure that your trademark is sufficiently protected. We continue to represent several international and local companies and firms that desire protection of their marks in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Our litigators have also been at the forefront of infringement and passing off claims, which are rarities in our jurisdiction.


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Our litigation lawyers help you to achieve the best solution, whether through the courts or through arbitration and adjudication. 


With years of experience, we are recognised for handling matters concerning banking, property, trademark, matrimonial and commercial law.


All our litigators are trained in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and Accredited by the ADR Group, England.


Also Practised
Civil & Commercial litigation
Debt Recovery
Personal Injury
Labour and Employment
Information Technology
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Property and Conveyancing

This is one of our most prominent practice areas.


All practitioners and staff have a wealth of experience in all aspects of property law and have handled divers transactions including the sale and purchase of residential, commercial, agricultural and leisure properties, and the leasing of properties, for both local and international buyers and sellers and other parties. 


We also have very broad expertise in real estate financing and have acted for a significant number of local, regional and international financial institutions and borrowers in connection with residential and commercial mortgages and various other forms of security.


We have also successfully handled varied litigation concerning property and the rights of the owners thereof, from the Magistrate's Court, right up to the British Privy Council.


Estate Planning

Helping you provide for your family’s future.

The complexities surrounding estates and probate can leave your loved ones with a lot to deal with at an already difficult time, so a well-drawn-up will is the best way to make sure you look after your family after you’ve passed.

Our solicitors will guide you through the complexities of making the right will for your family’s circumstances. For example, you might want to include a trust in your will to protect someone young or vulnerable.

It is equally important that your executors and trustees get expert advice about administering your estate.


Matrimonial and Family

We know that separation is hard and can be a long and daunting process. We have years of experience resolving tumultuous marital issues and achieving favourable outcomes for our clients in separation proceedings. We are also trained to mediate spousal issues.

Our lawyers also handle several other types of matters from name corrections and changes to custody, adoptions and domestic violence disputes.


  • What should I bring to my appointment?
    - evidence of identity such as a valid current passport, driver's licence or National ID card. Depending on the notarisation, we will also require proof of your address. - for certifications, please bring all originals of documents. We will then make copies. See our identifcation requirements.
  • I am unable to leave my home or place of business. Is this a problem?
    We can arrange for one of our notaries to come to you anywhere in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. There is an additional fee for this which is dependent on your location. NB: For the Grenadines, you must reserve an appointment at least 5 days in advance.
  • How long will it take?
    Typically between 10-30+ mins depending on the nature of the notarisation and the number of documents which require certification
  • "All I want is your signature, why is there even a fee?""
    Notarisation is not simply about our Notaries signing a document. You require the signature and seal of a Notary to authenticate/ legalise important documents you rely on for divers important reasons, especially when the document is intended to by relied on overseas. There are a number of professional obligations which are inherent in the process of notarising documents that the Notary must comply with, which include: identifying the Appearer; keeping copies of the Notarised documents and Appearer's identification documents; ensuring that the Appearer has the necessary authority to sign the document; ensuring that the Appearer has read and understood the document and that the Appearer understands that he/she will be bound by the document. We have to maintain a protocol register of details of the Appearer and details of the work performed and copies of relevant documents. Authorities often follow-up with the Notary to verify that he/she in fact performed the notarisation on the document being relied on.
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