Registrar's Notice - NO. 11 Of 2021: Notice To All Attorneys - Practising Certificates

SUPREME COURT TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS


REGISTRAR’S NOTICE NO. 11 OF 2021


NOTICE TO ALL ATTORNEYS


PRACTISING CERTIFICATES


By section 10. (1) of the Legal Profession Ordinance, an Attorney who desires to practise law in any year shall apply in the prescribed form to the Registrar for a practising certificate.


Any Attorney who practises without a valid practising certificate is in breach of S. 12(1)(a) of the Legal Profession Ordinance and is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction to a fine of $5,000 and to a further fine of $500 for every day on which the offence continues after conviction thereof, and to imprisonment for a period of six months, or both.


Please be reminded, that practising certificates that were issued in 2021 will expire on 31st January, 2022.


Submit Applications by Email


All applications for practising certificates, along with proof of payment of the prescribed fee, must be sent by email to the Registrar at email address supremecourttci@gov.tc.


All forms must be submitted by email only with subject: “Application for practising certificate [name]” e.g. Application for practising certificate – John Brown


Payment of Fees


The fees prescribed by Regulation 7 of the Legal Profession (Practising Certificate) Regulations are as follows:


Applications made between 1st January and 31st October $50.00


Registrar’s Notice No. 11 of 2021 - Re: Practising Certificate 2022 Page 2 of 2


We will not be accepting cheques or cash payments. Please make payments directly to the Treasury. Firstly, request a payment voucher by sending an email to courtpay@gov.tc only. Then, once payment has been made to the Treasury, please send the paid receipt along with the completed application form to email address supremecourttci@gov.tc. Remember, you can make payments to the Treasury by bank transfer.


Please submit your application for renewal by 21st January, 2022 to allow sufficient time for it to be processed before 31st January, 2021.


If you have any questions you may contact the Registrar by email: supremecourttci@gov.tc. You may also contact the Secretary of the Bar Council Ms. Chalsianna Misick by email at: secretary@tcibc.org 22nd December, 2021 Registrar

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