Trinidad native He?le?ne Lewis has taken the role of the Legal Advisor to the Nevis Island Administration replacing Collin Tyrell who served in that position for nearly five years, but now is moving to another government post.
Tyrell has been appointed the post of Special Advisor in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports a post the Premier of Nevis Hon Mark Brantley said, “he will bring his full knowledge and expertise to bear to assist Minister Eric Evelyn, our new Minister of Culture Youth and Sports.”
According to her profile Lewis is an English qualified lawyer of more than twenty-five years experience who has been practicing in the BVI since 1990. She is the Founding Partner of Simonette Lewis a boutique law practice that serves as BVI legal advisers to private banks in Europe and Asia as well as to private wealth advisers and high net worth individuals onshore
“Lewis’ practice includes advising on property, trust, probate and corporate matters involving BVI structures. With her litigation partner, she has also appeared in several high value trust and civil litigation matters in the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands and the OECS Court of Appeal.
She has presented to several conferences on Trust, Compliance and Corporate issues and is a member of the organizing committee of one of the trust industry’s most successful conferences the Society of Trust and Estate (STEP) Caribbean Conference which she has chaired twice in her capacity as Chairman of the BVI Branch of STEP.
According to Premier Brantley, Lewis though native to Trinidad and Tobago has been married to well known Nevisian from many years and serves as an expert in Financial Services. Lewis’ task in the NIA will be to oversee and provide guidance to the government on all legal matters.
One of Lewis’ first actions as Legal Advisor will be to draft the freedom of information legislation for consideration by the Cabinet before being taken to Parliament.