About Me

I was born in Belize City, Belize on 11th January, 1988 but I grew up in the Caribbean. My father’s job caused us to relocate every two to three years to a different country in the region. As a child, I lived and attended school in Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Grenada. Whilst in early high school in Barbados, I developed a fondness for the idea of being a “lawyer” arguing cases in the courtroom. That idea blossomed into a life goal so that in 2006, after I graduated from junior college, I headed to the University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus, Barbados to begin the five-year program of becoming an attorney.

My professional journey began in 2011 when I became a Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Whilst at the D.P.P’s office, I prosecuted several criminal offence cases including the case of The Queen v Gregory August. This was appealed all the way to Belize’s highest appellate court, the Caribbean Court of Justice, where I appeared on record along with the Director of Public Prosecutions and others. The Gregory August case has since become one of the region’s landmark decisions on the constitutionality of the mandatory life sentence for a conviction of murder.

In 2013, after leaving the D.P.P’s office, I joined the cadre of attorneys at Barrow & Williams LLP, one of the premier law firms in Belize. During my time at Barrow & Williams, I represented an array of clients with various legal issues. I also had the opportunity to sit on the firm’s Management and Corporate Affairs committees. My experience and exposure at the firm was invaluable.

In December 2019, I took the next step in my professional journey and began my own practice, this practice – SLD Law Office, Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public.


  • University of Belize – Master in Business Administration (2019)
  • Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica – Certificate of Legal Education (2011)
  • University of the West Indies, Barbados – Bachelor of Laws (2009)


  • Barrow & Williams LLP, Associate (2013-2019)
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (2011-2013)
  • Office of the Public Defender in Jamaica, Temporary Investigator (March, 2011)


  • Bar Association of Belize (Treasurer)


  • Effective Communication Skills Workshop, The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry/BTEC, 23rd May 2019
  • Effective Advocacy and Management in Domestic Arbitration Training Course, 23rd May 2017
  • Training on Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing, Belize, October 2014
  • Foundation Management Program, Lex Mundi Institute, California, July 2014
  • Belize Bar Association Law Conferences, (annual)
  • Central American Integration System (SICA) conference on The Examination of Security Documents in the Dominican Republic, 2012
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) conference on Human Trafficking in Belize, 2011


  • Adjunct Lecturer (Paralegal Studies) at Wesley Junior College, 2014 – 2020 and present

MY MISSION – I work in the best interest of my clients by providing legal services in an authentic, accessible and accountable way.

MY VISION – I aspire to build a solid global reputation of working diligently and effectively in representing my clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

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A:  All initial consultations on any new brief are subject to a standard consultation fee of BZ$100.00.

A: I conduct consultations in office or by telephone or by virtual means, whichever is preferred and most convenient for you.

A: I have a general practice but I mostly handle civil litigation, employment, personal injury, family, divorce, succession, real estate, contract and commercial matters.

A: Legal fees vary depending on the type of matter. Legal fees can be based on hourly billing, a fixed fee or a contingency arrangement.

A:  Typically, I respond to e-mails within 48 hours unless it is the weekend, a public holiday, or I am on leave. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours under normal circumstances, please attempt to reach me again as your e-mail may not have reached me or it may have been overlooked.

A: Absolutely! A general retainer can be much more effective, especially if you are a client that will need constant or continuous legal advice and representation.

Have more questions? Contact me to schedule a consultation.

Client Testimonials

What clients are saying

  • I have used Stevanni Duncan for legal services. I have found her to be very confidential and dedicated to her professional service given.
    D. Henderson