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Welcome to the Ministry of

Legal Affairs

Ministry Overview

 Kindra Maturine-Stewart
Minister for Legal Affairs

Overview

Mission Statement

To promote good governance for the administration of Justice by providing optimum quality Legal Services to the Government in an efficient and timely manner.

Vision Statement

A Legal System that upholds the Constitution; promotes good governance and administer Justice by providing support to the Judiciary; legal advice and representation to Government, Ministries, and Departments through continuous reform and modernization.

Senior Members

About Us

Ministry of Legal Affairs is mandated to ensure that all actions taken by Government and its various Ministries and Department are within the laws of the land and in conformity with our international obligations. The constitution makes provision for the Attorney General who is the principal legal advisor, a Solicitor General, supported by Senior and Crown Counsel. The Attorney General’s Chambers is also responsible for reviewing all agreements, deeds, leases, treaties, conventions, etc to which the Government is a party. The office also provides legal opinions and advice to all departments of Government on Legal issues regarding their functions and provides representation in civil proceedings brought by and against Government. The office of legislative drafter also falls within the purview of the Attorney General. This office is responsible for ensuring that all laws are drafted and sent to Cabinet for its approval before proceeding to Parliament for enactment.