Prominent St.Kitts-Nevis born jurist, Dr. Joseph S. Archibald QC has been passed away. Dr. Archibald who founded the BVI based law firm of J. S. Archibald and Co. passed away last night at his home in McNamara, located in Road Town, on Tortola.
Dr. Archibald is an International Lawyer who was called to the Bar as a Barrister of Lincoln´s Inn in England over fifty years ago in 1960 with a special Certificate in International Law; was appointed a Queen´s Counsel of the British Commonwealth thirty years ago in 1980; is a Member of the London Court of International Arbitrators; and is one of the three Patron Members of the Washington-based World Jurist Association.
Dr. Archibald migrated from Nevis and continued to practice law in the Virgin Islands; his experience having taken him through all court levels of the Caribbean, from the Magistrate’s Court to the Court of Appeal and also to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in England.
Dr. Archibald had served as one of the first Presidents of the BVI Bar Association and also the OECS Bar Association where he helped in shaping the rules and guidelines for ethical practices and behavior of barristers and solicitors who were admitted to practice at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
Dr Archibald also served in the Virgin Islands as the High Court Registrar, Magistrate, Senior Crown Counsel, President of the Civil Service Association, Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney General and Member of both the Executive and Legislative Councils.
Attorney Archibald was the husband of current Deputy Governor of the British Virgin Islands V. Inez Archibald.