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click to enlarge A new Anguillian law firm, Richardson Sinel & Associates, has commenced business. The firm is headed by Anguillian Attorney-at-Law and President of the Anguilla Bar Association, J Alex Richardson (Managing Partner). The other lawyers in the firm comprise Jersey Advocate Philip Sinel (Partner) of the law firm Sinels in Jersey in the Channel Islands, and Attorney-At-Law Ms Lisa M Bass (Associate).

Alex Richardson commenced his legal career in 1992 with the Attorney General's Chambers, before moving to the private sector in 1997 to head the Anguillian office of a law firm based in the British Virgin Islands and manage its trust company. In October 2003 Mr Richardson joined Sinel Trust Anguilla Limited as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Sinel Trust has held a General Trust Licence in Anguilla since 2000 and is one of the SGI (Sinel Group Inc) Companies, with operations in Jersey, London, Anguilla and Costa Rica. Sinel Trust Anguilla Limited maintains close links with Sinel Trust Limited (Jersey) which is owned by Advocate Philip Sinel and Bart Wijsmuller.

Richardson Sinel & Associates was also established in October 2003. It is a full-service law firm and will engage in both a local and international practice. The firm aims to have a strong litigation presence along with a solid specialization in corporate and commercial law. Philip Sinel, as one of Jersey's foremost Advocates, brings considerable litigation expertise to the firm, while Ms Bass, formerly of Caribbean Juris Chambers, adds to the depth of experience available to the firm.

The firm is well positioned to advise visitors to Anguilla with respect to real estate matters, and the use of Anguilla's zero tax status in offshore tax planning structures. Practice areas include general land law, probate and administration, litigation, advice to Anguillian businesses, corporate and commercial law, banking, wills and trusts, mutual funds, insolvency, intellectual property, matrimonial law, labour law and regulatory law. A comprehensive range of company incorporation, company management and trust services are provided by Sinel Trust Anguilla Limited.

The offices of Richardson Sinel & Associates and Sinel Trust are located on the middle floor of the NBA Corporate Building, adjacent to the National Bank of Anguilla in The Valley.

Contact Details: P O Box 1474, NBA Corporate Building, The Valley, Anguilla

Tel: 264 498 5544
Fax: 264 497 5545
Email: arichardson@sineltrust.com


Profile - J Alex Richardson

In 1992, J Alex Richardson joined the Attorney General's Chambers in Anguilla as a Crown Counsel. During this time he also acted from the time as Magistrate and Registrar of the Supreme Court. In 1994 he joined the Anguilla Financial Services Department as Deputy Director of Financial Services, where he worked as a financial services regulator in the offshore sector in Anguilla. He had responsibility for financial regulation and compliance of banks, trust companies, company mangers and insurance companies. During this time he also acted as Registrar of Companies. He has participated in Anguilla's worldwide marketing initiatives with respect to its offshore financial services sector.

Between 1998 to 2003 Alex Richardson headed the Anguillian office of a law firm based in the British Virgin Islands, where he advised on all aspects of the firm's local and international commercial practice and also managed its trust company. He has appeared as Counsel and Solicitor in several matters in the Magistrates Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He is a Notary Public of Anguilla.

In 2003 Mr Richardson joined Sinel Trust Anguilla Limited as Chief Executive Office and Director. He is also Managing Partner of the newly established law firm of Richardson Sinel & Associates.

Mr Richardson obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies in 1990 and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in 1992. From 1993 to 1994 he pursued studies at Kings College, University of London, leading to the award of a Master of Laws Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law. He was admitted to the Anguilla Bar in 1992 and to the BVI Bar in 1997.

Mr Richardson is President of the Anguilla Bar Association, Immediate Past President of the Anguilla Financial Services Association and Chairman of the Anguilla branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is a Member of the International Tax Planning Association and the International Bar Association.

His published works include contributions to "The OFC Report", "The Use of Offshore Jurisdictions", "Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts" and the "Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Yearbook".

An avid music lover, Mr Richardson is the writer of the National Song "God Bless Anguilla".

 Revised: 2004/1/30




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