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ABOUT THE AG


The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs –

Senator The Honourable Reginald Armour S.C.

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Reginald T.A. Armour SC, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs appointed effective March 16, 2022. Mr. Armour SC is an Attorney at Law of some forty (40) years of private practice, having been called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago as a Barrister in 1980. He has specialised as an Advocate in the areas of Commercial Law, Labour Relations, Constitutional and Public law and Fraud and, over the years developed  and maintained a wide Caribbean Legal practice. He was appointed a Senior Counsel by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 2003. He has appeared before the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Courts of Appeal, High Courts and Tribunals across the Caribbean.

At the date of his appointment as Attorney General Mr. Armour was the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education, the Treaty based Caribbean regional legal body under whose auspices exist the three (3) Caribbean Law Schools in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the Bahamas and from which chairmanship he resigned on assuming office as Attorney General. He has served as President of the Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago for 2015 to 2017 and, has acted as a Court of Appeal Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and, an acting High Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad & Tobago. He is a former member of the Law Reform Commission and the Legal Aid Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

He was appointed by the President of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago to serve as Tribunal Counsel to the 2007 Lord Michael Mustill Tribunal.  In 2012, Mr. Armour was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court as Tribunal Counsel to the Stollmeyer Tribunal, sitting in St. Lucia. Both of these Tribunals were both constitutional Tribunals established to investigate and to report on judicial misbehaviour.

He therefore brings to the Office of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs a broad and deep body of experience well suited to his constitutional and ministerial portfolio.  The AGLA Office looks forward to the tenure of Armour SC, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs in discharging the constitutional mandate of his office to promote the rule of law, contributing to good governance of Trinidad and Tobago and, working as a Team in being guardian of the public interest.

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