Dahlia Joseph Rowe, a Grenadian National and the 1998 Grenadian Island Scholar, started Joseph Rowe law firm after leaving a lucrative partnership at the largest law firm in the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis where she worked for over 10 years. Dahlia moved to Nevis after completing her studies at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in 2005 and obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (Upper Second Class Honors) in 2003. Dahlia also holds a Masters of Law degree from the University of London.
From the beginning of her legal career Dahlia showed a keen interest in litigation and has been involved in significant commercial and civil litigation cases in St. Kitts and Nevis and in Anguilla. A skillful advocate, Dahlia’s litigation experience is wide and varied. She represents both individuals and companies in disputes ranging from personal injury cases to shareholder disputes to freezing injunctions (Mareva) and search orders (Anton Piller) as well as trust disputes. Dahlia has represented companies in liquidation and has also represented substantial creditors desirous of winding up companies or participating in liquidation proceedings. Dahlia has worked with legal teams from all over the world including law firms from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, France and Norway in matters. Dahlia also acted as lead instructing Counsel (instructing Queen’s Counsel) on the landmark Election Petition case Mark Brantley v. Hensley Daniel et al both in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal. Dahlia prides herself on representing her clients zealously giving each client’s matter paramount attention, cognizant that for each client his/her matter is the most important matter.
Dahlia has also advised lending institutions as well as borrowers on financing transactions involving leading international financial institutions both in Anguilla and in St. Kitts and Nevis. Dahlia also has experience in drafting the necessary security documents as required for a particular transaction.
Dahlia is experienced in coordinating and closing real estate transactions and also in addressing matters associated with real estate development.
The St. Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry has expanded significantly over the past decade and Dahlia has extensive experience in preparing and registering mortgages over St. Kitts and Nevis vessels and is also versed in addressing all other issues involving maritime law as they relate to St. Kitts and Nevis. Dahlia’s overview of the legislative framework for ship mortgages is published on the website of the St. Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry at http://www.stkittsnevisregistry.net/.
Dahlia currently serves as a member of the Appeal Tribunal established pursuant to the Nevis Physical Planning and Development Control Ordinance. In February of 2015 Dahlia was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Disciplinary Committee established pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008, as amended.
St. Christopher and Nevis - 2005
Grenada - 2005
Anguilla - 2006
Dahlia currently serves as the President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association having been elected to the position in March of 2016. Dahlia served as Secretary of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association from 2011 to March 2016. Dahlia is also an individual member of the OECS Bar Association. Dahlia is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is currently the Treasurer for the Nevis Chapter, having previously served as the Entertainment and Publicity Chairperson.