Chelsee Liburd

Administrative Assistant/Junior Clerk


Ms. Chelsee Liburd is our Administrative Assistant/Junior Clerk.  Chelsee's duties include handling most of our scheduling and appointments as well as other general administrative duties. 


Chelsee can be contacted at info@merchantlc.com 



Lavern Farrell M.Inst.Pa (Int)​ 
Office Manager/Certified Paralegal


Ms. Lavern Farrell has worked in the legal profession for almost 20 years.  Ms. Farrell has proven that she is a dedicated and hard working professional and continues to seek to improve her own professional development.   Ms. Farrell has received numerous training over the years including:

  • Diploma from the International Correspondence Schools for successful completion of the programme of professional secretary.
  • Diploma with Merit from the E.C Computer Institute for completing Intermediate Computer Science Course (Excel and Quick Books)
  • Diploma from the Online training Company for completing an intensive Paralegal Course.  During this training, Ms. Farrell received specific training in general Principles of English Law, Procedural Law, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, Matrimonial matters, Corporate Law and Proofreading.
  • Diploma as a Senior Paralegal for completing Advanced Level in areas such as Business Awareness, Client relations, Communication, interviewing and Advising, Practical Legal Research, Negotiating, Professional Conduct and Legal Writing and Drafting.
  • Certificate of Participation in 2015 AML/CFT Seminar and Training from the Nevis Financial Services Department.


Ms. Farrell is a Full International Member of the Institute of Paralegals and as such has the professional designation of Certified Paralegal (Int).  Ms. Farrell is an essential part of our team and as Office Manager plays a major part in the general administration of our chambers. 


Lavern can be contacted at  lavernfarrell@merchantlc.com 




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Kurlyn D V Merchant

 

Principal/ Attorney at Law/Notary Public

Kurlyn Merchant is admitted to practice in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, the British Virgin Islands and the Anguilla Circuits of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She is also a Notary Public in St. Kitts and Nevis. She is known as an astute Attorney who guides clients as she consistently seeks the best outcome possible. 

​Ms Merchant has practiced in civil and commercial law attending to land and Real Estate matters, corporate disputes, debt recovery, divorce, child custody and domestic disputes. Her clientele includes financial institutions and businesses locally , regionally, politically exposed individuals, high network individuals and families.

Ms. Merchant frequently appears before the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Magistrates Court in the Eastern Caribbean and likewise, has attended to matters before the Commercial Court in the BVI.

Ms. Merchant is the recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship through which she secured expertise in Energy and Natural Resource Law and now stands as one of the few trained specialist in that area in the Eastern Caribbean, competent to navigate in particular the intricacies of renewable energy efforts of various states in the regions.



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Our people make the difference.

We are proud that though a small firm, we treat each case with the necessary care and consideration. Our team is dedicated to providing award-winning service to our clients. We take the time to research your situation completely and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you get the successful outcome you deserve. We're proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We're here to help you succeed. No issue is too big or too small.



Merchant Legal Chambers

Education: 

  • 2015: Queen Mary University of London - Masters of Law (LLM) Energy and Natural Resource Law (Merit)
  • 2010: Norman Manley Law School- Legal Education Certificate (LEC)
  • 2008: University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) - Bachelor of Laws (LLB)  (Hons)


Bar Admissions:

  • 2015: Anguilla
  • 2013: British Virgin Islands
  • 2010: St. Kitts and Nevis


Membership: 

  • International Bar Association (Student membership)
  • OECS Bar Association 
  • St. Kitts Nevis Bar Association
  • St. Kitts Anti-Doping Association 
  • Caribbean Region Anti-Doping Organisation


Awards: 

  • UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Chevening Scholarship Recipient 2014-2015 
  • Council of Legal Education Norman Manley Law School Principal’s Roll of Honour 2008/2009 – 2009/2010 

  • The Raphael Codlin Prize (awarded to the most outstanding Year 2  Student) Norman Manley Law School, 2010

  • The Principal’s Special Prize (awarded to students who have received straight A’s in year 1 or Year 2 examinations) Norman Manley Law School, 2010

  • Kelsick, Wilkin & Ferdinand Prize (awarded to the best overall Overseas Student over two years), Norman Manley Law School,  2010


Kurlyn can be contacted at merchant@merchantlc.com