Jean is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago where she obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (with honours) and Legal Education Certificate respectively. Jean pursued further legal studies in commercial law at the University of Cambridge on a Prince of Wales (Cable & Wireless) Cambridge Chevening Scholarship. In 2001 she was awarded the Master of Law Degree. The subjects read there include Advanced Trusts, Commercial Insurance Law and International Commercial Tax.

Jean’s legal career started in 2003 as a Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers in Montserrat where she prosecuted and litigated before the High Court and Court of Appeal. She also served as the Acting Registrar of Lands in Montserrat from 2003 to 2005. Jean moved to Anguilla in 2006 and joined the leading law firm Keithley Lake & Associates and was admitted to Partnership in 2013.

In January 2018, Jean left the former firm of Keithley Lake & Associates to establish her own practice, JM Dyer & Co. Jean practices before the High Court, Court of Appeal and The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and has been involved in several high value claims involving multi-jurisdictional litigation. She has extensive experience in obtaining interim relief (such as injunctions, disclosure orders, and the appointment of receivers) in support of substantive claims. Jean also has extensive experience in judicial review and administrative law claims. The distinction with which she has served her clients resulted in her being ranked by Chambers & Partners in its Global Guide in 2017 – 2020. According to Chambers & Partners in its 2018 Global Guide: “[Jean] is especially noted for her litigation expertise. Sources describe her as “very tenacious with respect to her client’s cause” adding that she is “very astute” and possesses good commercial judgment”. In addition to contentious matters, Jean also has extensive experience representing clients in real estate transactions, offshore trusts and financial services, probate and administration of estates, family law and Government relations matters.


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