Dahlia Joseph Rowe

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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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Maritime Law

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.

Bar Admissions

  • St. Christopher and Nevis – 2005
  • Grenada – 2005
  • Anguilla – 2006
Professional Associations

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.


  • Grenada’s Island Scholar, 1998; Council’s Prize – Most Outstanding Year II Student, HWLS, 2005
  • The Pelham Sloan Seale Memorial Prize (Best Performance in Conveyancing), HWLS, 2005;
  • Book Specialist Prize – Best Overall Performance (Academic and Extra-Curricular Activities), HWLS, 2005;
  • Book Specialist Prize – First Outstanding Year II Student, HWLS, 2005

Firm Description:


Nevis is located 17.16° North and 62.58° West in the Caribbean’s archipelago. With an area of a mere 36 square miles, divided into five parishes, and a population of approximately 13, 000 people, Nevis forms part of the island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis – the smallest independent state in the Americas.

Nevis is the smaller of the two islands with one mountain at the center of the island measuring approximately 3,232 feet. Nevis is separated from St. Kitts by only two miles of water called ‘The Narrows’.


The island has a stable economy that fosters growth, development and profitability. At present, the largest revenue generating industry is tourism, but the offshore and financial services sectors are rapidly growing and lucrative industries.

St. Kitts and Nevis also boasts a Citizenship by Investment Program which started in 1984 – the oldest economic citizenship program in the Caribbean. There is no residency requirement to qualify for citizenship and the St. Kitts and Nevis passport affords the holder visa-free travel to hundreds of countries and territories worldwide including the United Kingdom and the Schengen Area Member States in Europe.

Legal System

The legal system in Nevis is based on the English Common Law. Nevis has its own resident judge who presides over both civil and criminal matters in the Nevis Circuit of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. Decisions of the High Court may be appealed to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal which is an itinerant Court. The final appeal court in St. Kitts and Nevis is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which is based in London, England.


As a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) the official currency of St Kitts and Nevis is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar but the United States Dollar is widely used and accepted. Additionally, there are no restrictions on foreign exchange transactions on the islands.