Lewis S Hunte, QC was called to the Bar in England on 23 November 1965. He has held a number of posts in the legal services of Barbados and Jamaica and completed a one-year stint at the Federal Department of Justice, Ottawa Canada. He held the post of Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands from 1982 to 1985 and has acted from time to time as a judge of the High Court of the Eastern Caribbean.
Mr Hunte was the draftsman of the International Business Companies Act of the Virgin Islands, the first piece of legislation of its kind, which has been adapted in many offshore jurisdictions and was the forerunner of the new BVI Business Companies Act, 2004. He also drafted the 1982 Intellectual Property Legislation of Barbados and the Model Insurance Legislation of the Caribbean Law Institute. Some of his publications include The Elucidation of the Intellectual Property Laws of Barbados, an article entitled Industrial Property Laws of Barbados published in “Industrial Property” (a monthly review periodical published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation) and A Status Report of the Intellectual Property Laws of the Commonwealth Caribbean.
His primary areas of practice are Intellectual Property, Labour/Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Local Business and Shipping and Admiralty.