About the Association

The Anguilla Bar Association, which began as a voluntary association in 1987, was continued as a body corporate on 27th April 2016 under the Legal Profession Act, 2016. The Association aim is to uphold the rule of law and the cause of justice and protect the interest of the legal profession as well as that of the public.

The legal profession in Anguilla has a membership of approximately 70 legal practitioners comprising barristers and solicitors. Each legal practitioner is automatically a member of the Anguilla Bar Association so long as he/she holds a valid Practising Certificate. A Legal Practitioner who does not hold a Practising Certificate is a Non-Practising Member.

Purposes of the Association


(a) maintain and improve the standards of conduct of the practice of law in Anguilla;
(b) promote good relations between the profession and professional bodies of the legal profession in other countries and to participate in the activities of any international association of lawyers and to become a member thereof;
(c) promote good relations within the profession, between the profession and persons concerned in the administration of justice in Anguilla and between the profession and the public generally;

(d) promote, maintain and support the administration of justice and the rule of law;
(e) represent and protect the interests of the legal profession in Anguilla;
(f) protect and assist the public in Anguilla in all matters relating to law; and
(g) do any other thing incidental or conducive to the achievement of the purposes set out at paragraphs (a) to (f).