Desirée Artesi

Desiree has a Privy Council practice and is regularly instructed and has successfully appeared in the Privy Council in appeals concerning difficult, complex and interesting points of constitutional and human rights law. On 14 February 2023, Desiree appeared in an important case before the Privy Council relating to the test to be applied on an application for an extension of time to appeal, in circumstances where there were two conflicting Court of Appeal Authorities in the Bahamas. Desiree was called to the Bar in St Lucia with the ability to practice throughout the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, and has a particular interest in international commercial arbitration with a focus on Caribbean and North American jurisdictions. Desiree is a Bencher of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple and currently sits part time as a Legal Chair to a telecommunications regulatory tribunal, and the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service as a barrister member.

Desiree has a particular interest in the challenges faced by small jurisdictions and is an Associate of the Island Rights Initiative, a consultancy and think tank dedicated to helping small island communities facing global human rights challenges. She is also an affiliate expert of the Centre for Law and Social Justice at Leeds University and has a keen interest in social justice issues.