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Andwena Lockhart

andwena@spcaribbean.com

Andwena Lockhart is a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Her practice focuses on disputes in the areas of administrative law, human rights, constitutional law and immigration law.

She is a qualified mediator  and Adjunct Lecturer at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College.

Select Engagements
  • Judicial review proceedings in respect of various aspects of asylum (Turks and Caicos Islands).
  • Led by Tim Prudhoe in successful Court of Appeal proceedings for the disclosure of the Appellants UNHCR Advisory Opinions in respect of asylum applicants (Turks and Caicos Islands).
  • Administrative proceedings in respect of banking regulatory issues (St Kitts and Nevis).
  • Led by Tim Prudhoe in respect of same-sex marriage rights challenge under the Constitution (Turks and Caicos Islands).
  • Assisted in pro bono work centered around unlawful detention, false imprisonment, and refugee law at both trial and appellate level.
  • Led asylum applications processes for multiple Sri Lankan clients (Turks and Caicos Islands) to the Minister for Immigration of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.
  • Refugee Status Determination appeal applications to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • Asylum appeals (Turks and Caicos Islands).
Credentials

Attorney-at-law, Turks and Caicos Islands (June 2021)

Education
  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, LLB.
  • Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from the Eugene Dupuch Law School, Council of Legal Education, New Providence, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate (A practical clinic with emphasis on negotiation and mediation), Eugene Dupuch Law School, Council of Legal Education, New Providence, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
  • Practical Mediation Training Certificate, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago (in conjunction with the Judiciary of the Turks and Caicos Islands).
Professional & Community Involvement
  • Member of the Bar Association of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Adjunct Lecturer of the Criminal Justice program of the Faculty of Humanities and Liberal Studies, Turks and Caicos Islands Community College.
  • Court Appointed Mediator with the Judiciary of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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