Conveyancing & Mortgages

Conveyancing & Mortgages

Our Team

Our Team

Resort & Residential Development

Resort and Residential Development

Our offices

Our Offices

Litigation

Litigation

Trusts, Estates, Wills & Probate

Trusts, Estates, Wills & Probate

Corporate

Corporate

Maritime Law and Mega-Yacht Registration

Maritime Law & Mega-Yacht Registration

Marina & Land Development

Marina & Land Development

Commercial/Transactional & Banking

Commercial/Transactional & Banking

Immigration & Employment

Immigration & Employment

Secure & Professional

Dupuch & Turnquest & Co. offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle your matters in a professional and personal manner with Local Knowledge and International Experience.

History of the Firm

Dupuch & Turnquest & Co. is one of the oldest and most respected Law Firms in The Bahamas. We are a highly successful practice with major strengths in corporate, commercial, property and private client services. We enjoy an International reputation earned over more than Fifty years of practice. One of our founding Partners, Sir Orville A. Turnquest, KCMG, Q.C. has now rejoined the Firm as Consultant Counsel after previously serving as Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. While we initially made our reputation as leading Litigation Counsel, we have expanded over the past Twenty years and enjoy a considerable commercial practice also offering our Clients complete Probate, Conveyancing and Corporate Services with a clear vision of the future. Our Firm maintains offices in both Freeport and Nassau and its two Senior Partners, Terence R. H. Gape, Esq. and Mrs. Caryl A.E. Lashley, have been in practice for over Thirty years. The Firm’s Freeport office has been in existence since 1969 and now has a Staff of Three counsel and Twelve support staff to meet your individual legal needs. The Firm is constantly adapting to the new demands of business pressures in an ever changing environment. We not only understand what our clients need today but equally as important, what they will need tomorrow.

City of Freeport

Grand Bahama Island is one of 700+ islands which comprise The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Located less than 70 miles from Florida, U.S.A., Grand Bahama Island is conveniently located for those wishing to visit its pristine shores by an means. The Island’s capital City of Freeport, is known in The Bahamas as “the Second City” however, unlike its predecessor, Freeport is “a modernistic planned city” as envisioned by its founding principal Wallace Groves. As a result of the landmark signing of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, which enabled the vision being realized, the Grand Bahama Port Authority has continued its mandate to develop this unique island and city and it is now responsible for 138,000 acres of land therein. Additionally, Grand Bahama also boasts a privately owned and operated international airport as well as a world-class cruise facility and harbor covering some 1,630 acres. These amenities coupled with the quality and standard of living afforded to its residents make Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, the ideal choice for potential investors and those seeking paradise with first world amenities. Dupuch & Turnquest & Co. has practiced law in the City of Freeport and throughout The Bahamas and for over 30 Years and is familiar with its attributable benefits, differentiated policies and manner of business.

Client List

Not only have we attended to the needs of retail and institutional clients throughout The Bahamas, we have also been pleased to represent the SOUTHERN COMPANY of Atlanta in their major purchase of the Electric Utility in Grand Bahama and The DART CORPORATION in establishment of its Polystyrene facility in Grand Bahama. We have recently represented GROUP VIVENDI in major investment in the Port Area. We are presently representing the GINN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LLC in the establishment of a major waterfront and golf course, residential resort on Grand Bahama and ASSOCIATED GROCERS OF FLORIDA INC. in their purchase and establishment of a major transshipment operation next to the Container Port in the Sea/Air Business Centre at Freeport Harbor. We also now represent DEVRY INC. in their establishment ROSS UNIVERSITY in The Bahamas and BLUE WATER VENTURES of Key West, Florida, the largest federally licenced shallow water treasure salvage operator in the United States of America.