Dr. Dennis H. Merchant
Former Attorney General, St. Kitts and Nevis
Dennis Merchant is a lawyer and former Attorney General of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Early life and education
Dennis Merchant was born in St. Kitts and Nevis and attended the Basseterre High School. He gained his Law Degree from the Birmingham City University. Following his Law Degree, Merchant obtained his qualification as a Practising Lawyer in the United Kingdom, where he worked for several years and later studied in Trinidad to gain his legal education certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School.
Merchant, the former Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis began his career as a clerk to the Magistrate in District “A” Basseterre. His experience on both criminal and civil litigation has seen him represent and advocate in many of the courts in England and Wales, the OECS as well as the Privy Council.
Merchant served as Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis from 2006 to 2010 in the Denzil Douglas Administration.
Honours and awards
In 2009, Merchant received an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University in England for his professional eminence and outstanding contribution to public life.