Bishops was founded in 1976 by Arthur A. Bishop (now of Counsel to the firm) who was at the time the first lawyer on the island of Providenciales. Through the years, the firm has undergone many changes and has seen considerable growth, including the addition of operations in Malta, but we have always remained at the forefront of the provision of legal services in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our diverse international client base is served by a team of dedicated and flexible lawyers providing pragmatic advice on a time-sensitive basis.
Our clientele is comprised of well-known financial institutions, real estate developers and investors and multinationals in various fields. We regularly act as offshore counsel to some of the world's biggest legal and accounting firms. We also regularly assist clients wishing to do business in the Turks and Caicos Islands, handling all corporate, business licensing, immigration and general legal matters.
As experienced offshore attorneys, we are also regularly called upon to assist with tax-efficient international structures and often work in conjunction with onshore advisory. Cross-border transactions, protection of intellectual property, estate planning and asset protection are at the center of our daily practice.
We are also proud to count amongst our clientele some of the Turks and Caicos' biggest and best known resorts. On their behalf, and those of their investors, we regularly act in property conveyance matters, financings and relations with the Turks and Caicos government and regulatory bodies.
For both international and local clients, we have been at the forefront of some of the most complex litigation in this country and regularly represent our clients' interests before the TCI Courts.
Bishops is the Turks and Caicos member firm of Lawyers Associated Worldwide, a global association of over 100 independent law firms located in more than 150 major commercial centres throughout the world. Membership in LAW allows us to service the legal needs of clients that are expanding their operations and relationships into new domestic and foreign markets because of the increasing globalization of the business world.