Jackie Hunkins-Taylor

Jackie Hunkins-Taylor

Jackie Hunkins-Taylor was born and raised on the island of Nevis. She is the founder and manager of JHT Law & Consultancy Firm now renamed and rebranded as JHT Law Firm. She is an attorney at law admitted to practice in the jurisdictions of St. Kitts and Nevis and the British Virgin Islands. She was admitted to the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar in 2004 and the BVI Bar in 2009. She is a Notary Public of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP).

Jackie’s client base consists of numerous high end clients and international corporations whom she advises on various corporate, commercial, investment and real estate matters. She is the firm’s expert on commercial and corporate law, real estate law, transactions and development, trust and offshore law and immigration law and economic citizenship and is also the head of the firm’s International Business Department.
She has extensive experience and knowledge of the offshore sector having served as Director of the Nevis Financial Services Development and Marketing Department from 2005 – 2007, Member of the Task Force to deal with FATF and OECD issues, President of the Nevis International Service Providers Association 2009 – 2014 and is currently the treasurer of said Association.

Her transactional experience includes drafting trust deeds, share agreements and other transactional documents and rendering opinions to corporate entities, trustees, protectors and beneficiaries on various matters. She has also been involved in several significant litigation matters involving liquidation, ship arrest, injunctions, real estate disputes, debt claims and matters involving multi-jurisdictional parties. She has conducted legal presentations on Captive insurance, Anti-money laundering rules, Nevis offshore structures, Wills and Estates, Employment law, Real Estate matters and most recently Citizenship by Investment at the National Consultation on the Economy (2015).
She is married and the proud mother of two children.


Jackie holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with second class honours from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados (2002) and a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School of Mona Jamaica (2004). In 2011, she obtained her Certificate as a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP). Jackie is currently pursuing Post Grad Diploma / MSc in International Construction Law through the University of the West of England (Pending 2017). Jackie is also currently pursuing an Anti-Money Laundering course with a view to becoming a certified anti-money laundering specialist for ACAMS.


Jackie has received a Certificate of Completion in Mediation Practice and Procedure awarded by the Dispute Resolution Foundation, Jamaica (2004). Over 10 years, Jackie received extensive training in Anti Money laundering and countering of the financing of terrorism by participating in the AML/CFT Awareness Seminars hosted by the Nevis Financial Services Regulation and Supervision Department during the period 2005-2015. In 2006, she participated in a Money Laundering Prevention Seminar, facilitated by Dixcart Group and a Customer Service Excellence Workshop hosted by the NFSD. She also participated in a seminar entitled ‘Navigating the Ins and Outs of Insurance, Foundations and Mutual Funds’ hosted by the Nevis Island Government and a Certificate Program in the Fundamentals of Long-term, General, Reinsurance and Captive Insurance hosted by the Offshore Institute.

Jackie has received training in captive insurance and attended many insurance conferences such as World Captive Forum, CICA and RIMS. In 2013, she participated in an AML/ CFT workshop hosted by ACAMS & NIA thereby obtaining CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) Credits. In recent years, Jackie received training in Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by attending several workshops hosted by NISPA in conjunction with Baker Tilly LLP and training on the OECD’s new global standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters, otherwise known as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) by attending a session hosted by the OECD and the FSRC. She has received training in trusts and estate planning by attending numerous STEP Conferences and conferences by the University of Miami School of Law, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.


2007 to Present – Manager, Attorney-at-Law, Notary Public ,JHT Law Firm (formerly JHT Law & Consultancy Firm)

2005 to 2007 – Director, Nevis Financial Services Development and Marketing Department of the Nevis Island Administration

2004 to 2005 – Assistant Director, Nevis Financial Services Development and Marketing Department of the Nevis Island Administration

Summer 2003 – Legal Intern, Daniel, Brantley & Associates

1997 to 1999 – Foreign Language Teacher (French and Spanish), Charlestown Secondary School of the Nevis Island Administration

1997 to 2000 (part-time and vacation) – Children Activities Recruit, Four Seasons Resorts, Nevis


2016 to present Member of Investment Migration Council (IMC)

2014 to Present, Member of Intellectual Property of the Caribbean Association (IPCA)

2004 to Present, Member of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association

2011 to present Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

2014 to Present Treasurer of Nevis International Service Providers Association (NISPA)

2010-2014, President Nevis International Services Provider Association (NISPA)

2008-2010 Member of the Interim Committee for Nevis International Services Provider Association

2004-2007 Member, International Tax Planning Association ITPA

2004- 2007 Member, Asia Offshore Association, AOA

2003-2004 President of the Norman Manley Law School Debating Society

2002-2003 P.R.O of the Norman Manley Law School Debating Society

2000-2001 University of the West Indies Frank Worrell Hall Maintenance and Hospitality Chairperson

1999-2002 Member of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Law Society

1999-2000 P.R.O. University of the West Indies Cave Hill Debating Society


Michael Nunes Prize for Outstanding Performance in the Law of Association, Norman Manley Law School Jamaica, 2004
Inter-Collegiate Debates, New York, 1997 (Best Rebuttal 7th night)

Premier’s Award for outstanding performance at GCE ‘A’ Levels, 1997

Cambridge ‘A’ Levels Merit in Oral French 1997

Leeward Island Debating Competition, Anguilla 1997 (Best Speaker 3rd night & Overall Best Speaker)

United Nations Development Program UNDP Oratory Competition on the Eradication of Poverty, 1996 2nd Place

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Award and Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding performance at CXC ‘O’ Levels, 1995


Jackie has always been very active member in her community and church. In her youth, she was a member of the Charlestown Girls Brigade, Nevis Youth Red Cross, Nevis Leos Club, L ‘Alliance Française of Nevis, Charlestown Methodist Youth Choir and Charlestown Methodist Youth Fellowship. During her academic pursuit she was an active member of the National Initiative for the Street Children of Jamaica and a member of L ’Alliance Française of Jamaica. She is a Congregational Steward of the Charlestown Methodist Church, Charlestown Circuit, a function that she has faithfully undertaken for the past 2 years.

Jackie is very passionate about youth empowerment and has been a mentor to many young persons on the island of Nevis. She has made several presentation to youth organisations and students of various schools on Nevis. She was the key note speaker at the Maude Crosse Preparatory School Graduation in 2011 and presenter for the career day at the Charlestown Sixth Form College (2014). She is a soccer/ football mom for the Under 14 Football team.
In 2006-2008, Jackie served as the PRO of the Charlestown Preparatory School PTA and is the current PTA President of said school. She is also a member of the Board of the Maude Crosse Preparatory School (formerly known as the Charlestown Preparatory School).


Jackie is the quintessential homemaker. She loves sewing, landscaping, culinary arts, interior decorating and DIY projects. She is an enthusiastic reader, writer, orator, dancer, music lover and scholar of foreign languages.

She is also passionate about people empowerment and through JHT Law has embarked on Youth Opportunity Unlimited (YOU) a programme focusing on youth development and offering awards to outstanding students in various fields.

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