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Halsbury Chambers to Hold Free Legal Clinic | Sept. 20, 2014

August 19, 2014

10th Annual Free Legal Clinic by Halsbury Chambers Date: September 20, 2014 When: 9am Where: Halsbury Chambers, Village Road

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Mikia S. Cooper – Faces of the Industry

July 8, 2014

FACES of the INDUSTRY Introductory Snapshot NAME: Mikia S. Cooper INDUSTRY POSITION: Associate, Halsbury Chambers (Corporate/Commercial/Litigation/Family Law) EDUCATION & TRAINING: BA Computer Information Services & LLB CAREER: Attorney-at-Law ____________________________________________________________________________   What attracted you to the sector? When I tell persons that my first Bachelors Degree is in Computer Information Systems and that I am an […]

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A Look at the Construction Contractors Bill 2011

May 21, 2014

Did you know that according to the Construction Contractors Bill, any unlicensed person performing construction shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of ten thousand ($10,000.00) or imprisonment; or to both?” This is only one of the many new   penalties the bill seeks to address in an attempt to ensure regulation […]

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Adoption in The Bahamas Part II

March 17, 2014

Not only Bahamians are allowed to adopt Bahamian children or children from abroad. Non Bahamians are also allowed to adopt children from The Bahamas; however all applicants must firstly be approved by the Department of Social Services. Before non Bahamian applicants are approved they must be deemed eligible to adopt under the laws of their […]

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Bahamas Central Bank ‘tops list’ as obstacle to recovery

February 3, 2014

The Nassau Guardian published a timely article on February 3rd, 2014: Please click here to view the article in full on the Nassau Guardian’s website.  

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First Time Home Buyers and Stamp Duty Exemption

January 15, 2014

January 2014 – ISSUE 16 Far too often banks release funds for a mortgage for a piece of property to which the first time home buyer was not granted an exemption on stamp duty on the Conveyance and the Mortgage Deeds. This is very disappointing, especially when these additional costs were not included in your […]

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Attorneys Urged to Watch Global Pace

December 3, 2013

With international business and cross-border transactions increasing dramatically, a partner in a Bahamian law firm said it is critical for local attorneys to keep pace with legal precedence, trends and changes in other jurisdictions. Fresh from attending the International Lawyers Network (ILN) 2013 conference in Miami, Halsbury Chambers partner Nerissa Greene said issues of taxation, […]

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First Time Home-Owners Amnesty Stamp Duty Exemption

November 8, 2013

The Ministry of Finance has recently made a change in its policy relative to the deadline for the acceptance by the Public Treasury of letters of approval previously issued under the following acts:- Stamp (Amendment) Act, 2002 http://www.lexbahamas.com/STAA2002.pdf And; Stamp (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 2008 http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/dp_form.asp?fid=318 Accordingly, the public is hereby advised that all persons […]

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Halsbury Chambers Attorney Mikia Cooper Attends Int’l Conference

November 7, 2013

BOOSTING THE BAHAMAS — Estate planning specialist Mikia Cooper, Halsbury Chambers associate, attended the 1st Annual Private Wealth Latin America and the Caribbean Forum in Miami recently, helping to boost the profile of The Bahamas. Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder was among the speakers, touting this country’s competence in handling the most complex of […]

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Adoption in The Bahamas – Part 1

November 6, 2013

Many children throughout the world and even in The Bahamas are raised by their adoptive parent or parents.  Some are adopted from birth while others are adopted at other ages. However, it becomes more difficult for children to be adopted as they get older as prospective adoptive parent or parents prefer newborn babies or toddlers. […]

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