Francine Derby, LL.B, LEC

Attorney-at-Law in Kingston, Jamaica


Passionate legal representation for the twenty-first century.

My name is Francine Derby and I'm an attorney-at-law based in Kingston, Jamaica. My primary areas of practice include civil litigation, conveyancing, family law, estates & trusts and criminal defense. I hold a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Technology and a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School.

I understand that the law can be complex and intimidating. That's why I strive to use my expertise to make it as simple and relatable as possible for my clients. I offer passionate and thorough legal representation in all of my practice areas.






Areas of Practice


Whether you are claimant or defendant, I offer thorough and zealous legal representation in civil matters such as debt recovery, personal injury,medical negligence, defamation, intellectual property, unfair dismissal and the procurement of injunctions.



I assist clients in preparing wills, trust instruments and powers of attorney. I also offer legal support in obtaining grants of probate and grants of letters of administration as well as the execution of wills.


I offer meticulous legal support in various matters related to real estate including the buying and selling of property, modification of restrictive covenants, registering unregistered land, lost title applications, lease agreements, landlord and tenant disputes, caveats and transferring interests in property.


I want to help startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs to protect what they've worked so hard for. From registering local and international companies to drafting contracts, shareholder agreements and partnership agreements, your success is my success. I can also assist with copyright, patent and trademark registration as well as dissolving companies and partnerships.


Family law matters often require a special level of sensitivity to protect the parties involved. I offer guidance on issues related to prenuptial agreements, divorces, division of matrimonial property, spousal and child maintenance, custody of children, adoption of children as well as the procurement of protection orders under the Domestic Violence Act


I offer support for clients who require bail applications or legal representation for various criminal offenses.


Ignorance of the law is no excuse, where every man is bound to take notice of the laws to which he is subject.
— Thomas hobbes


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