Legal Directorate

Main Functions

  • To advise departmental officers on Legal issues which they could not handle.
  • Liaise with Attorney General’s Department and respective Directorate to facilitate Consultation for Legal matters.
  • To co-ordinate with the Legal Draftsman’s Department regarding Law revision.
  • To monitor, facilitate and guide customs inquiries.
  • Continuous review of Custom Law.
  • To attend to matters relating to International Conventions, Treaties, Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Attend to Courts in any part of the Island when Director General of Customs is summoned in person by such Court unless directed to a particular Directorate.
  • To assist the State Attorneys in the proceedings of Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
  • Provide round a clock service to provide Legal Opinion in urgent matters, which can be addressed with expertise available with the directorate.

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