Attorney General among five Senior Counsel admitted to Inner Bar

The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall, was among five newly appointed Senior Counsel to be admitted to the to the Inner Bar during a special sitting of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Georgetown today.

The others were Mr. Timothy Jonas, Mrs. Jamela Ali, Mr. Roysdale Forde MP and Mr. Stanley Moore.

The Attorney General, Mr. Jonas and Mrs. Ali were elevated to ‘Silk’ on October 30 last by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali elevated, while former president, Brigadier (ret’d) David Granger conferred Silk on Mr. Moore and Mr. Forde on January 01 last.

Senior Counsel Hari Narayen Ramkarran read the petition for the Attorney General and recognised his devotion to the legal profession since being admitted to practice law on October 21, 1998.

He said from the time Minister Nandlall was admitted to the Bar, and began appearing in the Supreme Court, it was difficult to ignore a young man with a noticeable passion for law and legal practice.

“Today, no one that read his submissions and listens to his arguments can fail to be impressed by the magnitude of his efforts and scholarships, the volume of authorities, the depth of analytical skills and the compelling and persuasive conclusions,” he said.

The AG, Mr. Ramkarran added, has a degree of passion for the legal profession that is seen in few, and a great leap forward in the development of the law and the administration of justice could be expected.

Chancellor of the Judiciary (Ag), Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George presided over today’s special sitting. Justices of Appeal, Rishi Persaud, Dawn Gregory and Brassington Reynolds and other puisne judges were also in attendance both in court and virtually.

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