AG Nandlall, Timothy Jonas to be appointed Senior Counsel
The Office of the President (OP) announced today, that Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall and Attorney-at-law, Mr. Timothy Munro Jonas will be appointed as Senior Counsel.
The appointment will be made by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali and take effect from October 30
A statement from the President’s Office said their appointment was based on “their demonstrable knowledge of and learning in the law and on account of their exemplary erudition and diligence in the practice of the law and by virtue of their distinguished contributions to the growth and development of Guyana’s jurisprudence and constitutional democracy.”
The honour of silk is conferred on a distinguished lawyer. This status is recognised by the courts and the recipients are privileged to sit in the Bar at the Court where they are considered members of the “inner bar.” Since members wear silk gowns of a specific design, the Senior Counsel are usually referred to as having attained ‘silk.’