Member Profile

Mrs Helene Lewis TEP LLB, Full Member i

'TEP' status denotes full membership of STEP and is the top level of STEP membership. TEPs are fully qualified practitioners with proven qualifications and experience. They can use the letters 'TEP' after their name. TEPs must adhere to STEP's Code of Professional Conduct.

SimonetteLewis
PO Box 431
Magnolia Chambers,Harbour House,
Waterfront Drive
Road Town
Tortola
VG1110
Virgin Islands, British

E: heleneannelewis@simonettelewis.com
T: +1 284 494 4367
Website: www.simonettelewis.com

Profession:
Barrister / Lawyer/Solicitor/Attorney / Trustee/Fiduciary
Practice Area:
Company formation/management, Contentious trusts and estates, Dispute resolution, Trust planning/administration
Branch/Chapter:
STEP British Virgin Islands
Committees:
STEP Directory Editorial Board, British Virgin Islands Branch Committee, Caribbean and Latin America Regional Committee, Past Chairs Group
Special Interest Groups:
Digital Assets | Mental Capacity

Hélène Anne Lewis is a national of Trinidad and Tobago and English qualified lawyer of more than twenty-five years, practising in the Bvi since 1990.  She is the Founding Partner of SimonetteLewis a boutique law practice that advises on a full range of private client matters involving BVI structures. She has appeared in several high value trust and civil litigation matters in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal; and is a regular presenter at industry conferences. A member of the organising committee of the STEP Caribbean Conference, which she has twice chaired in her capacity as Chairman of the BVI Branch of STEP.  Between 1984 and 1988, she served as State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Legal Advisor to the Ombudsman and to the Leader of the Opposition.  Having been Senior Crown Counsel and sometimes Acting Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands, she joined a prominent BVI law firm in 1990 but established her own practice in February 2007.  She has served as Secretary and later President of the B.V.I. Bar Association, and separately as Treasurer and later Vice President of the OECS Bar Association. She has been a member of the STEP Worldwide Council and Board of Directors, and in November 2012 was elected Worldwide Chairman of STEP. Re-elected to the post in November 2013 she served until November 2014.  She is currently a Vice President of STEP and Chairman of STEP’s Branch Development Committee.  Mrs. Lewis is also admitted to practice in St. Kitts & Nevis. and is married with 2 adult children.