Garth L. Wilkin
Garth was born in St Kitts, but received his early education in Antigua, Barbados and St Kitts.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Cum Laude) from Virginia Tech in the USA; a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; and a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School.
During his time reading Law, Garth received the following prizes for best results in his class: the Joseph S Archibald QC Prize (Alternative Dispute Resolution); the Michael March Memorial Prize (Law of Remedies); the Hon. Mr Justice Kenneth Smith, OJ Prize (Trial Advocacy); the Chairman’s Prize (Law of Evidence and Forensic Medicine, Law of Remedies and Civil Procedure and Practice 2). Garth graduated from the Norman Manley Law School as a member of the Principal’s Roll of Honour.
He was also an avid mooter, having represented UWI in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC (2008); and the Norman Manley Law School in the prestigious Margaret Forte Memorial Inter-Schools Mooting Competition in Trinidad and The Bahamas (2010). Garth was also awarded Best 3rd Year Orator and won the 2nd & 3rd year Faculty of Law mooting competitions at UWI Cave Hill.
His article entitled: “The Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations: Its Development as a Fetter on Administrative Action in the Commonwealth Caribbean” was published in the UWI Student Law Review (March/April 2008).
Garth is admitted to practice in St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. His areas of expertise include General Commercial Litigation with emphasis on Banking Litigation, Construction Litigation & Arbitration, Injunctive Relief, Personal Injury, Landlord & Tenant Law and Conveyancing.
Links to some of the published Judgments for matters in which Garth has acted:
During his first three years of practice, Garth (in addition to civil practice) acted as Crown Counsel Prosecutor in the High Courts of St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla. He prosecuted in numerous High Court trials of persons indicted for Attempted Murder, Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, Rape, Incest, Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Indecent Assault, Larceny, Receiving, Counterfeit USD Currency Fraud, Counterfeit US Postal Service Money Order Fraud and Detaining Post Letters.
He also advocated in appeals before the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal against conviction and sentence related to persons convicted of Armed Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, Possession & Intent to Supply Drugs, Importation and Possession of Firearms & Ammunition, Counterfeit US Postal Service Money Order Fraud, Receiving, Malicious Grievous Bodily Harm and Wounding with Intent.
Garth is also a director at Federation Media Group Limited (operating as WINNFM) and Vice President of the Newtown Sports Club. He has represented St Kitts at cricket; Virginia Tech at table tennis; and Harrison College at cricket, track and field, tennis and table tennis.