HOW TO BECOME A LAWYER IN TRINIDAD?: Antoinette Sydney

There are 2 ways to qualify to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago. I will discuss one way in this post. In a subsequent post, I will discuss the other way.

Step 1 –The Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is a three-year program that law students may complete at the University of West Indies in Trinidad or in Barbados. This will be an introduction to many principles of different types of law such as contract law, family law. There are approximately 5 different law courses for you to complete every semester. At the end of every semester, you will have a written examination. Upon successful completion of your LLB, you will be given automatic entry into the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad.

Step 2-Legal Education Certificate (LEC)

The Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School is a two-year long program. You will have oral presentations to make which will strengthen your advocacy skills. You will also have written examinations at the end of each academic year (year one and year two). In addition to this you will have at least 3 written assignments for at least 3 courses for the academic year. During the  July/August vacation of the first academic year ,the law student must undergo a period of “attachment” (internship) for at least eight weeks with an attorney at law with no less than 10 years’ experience. There is also a Legal Clinic where students can specialise in various fields of law under the supervision of an experienced attorney at law.

Step 3-Admission to Practice

After graduation from Law School, a petition to practise law as an attorney at law in Trinidad is made to the High Court. On the day of the hearing of the petition an attorney at law without about 10 years’ experience will call your name (referred to as calling to the bar)

Total amount of years: Approximately 5 years.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

Hi Hustlers!!!!! I am Antoinette Sydney Attorney at Law! I help you register your business and open your business bank account. I give FREE business TIPS and FREE Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training on my Youtube Channel

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 Email me : sydney@asydneygroup.com

My ebooks are available on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08792YRBP

ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO .To work with me, please email me : sydney@asydneygroup.com

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour or any part thereof

Bookings: https://antoinettesydneytt.as.me/

Website: http://www.asydneygroup.com/

Amazon ebooks: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

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I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

 Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design. _______________________________________________________________

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What are the Benefits of Registering a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad And Tobago?

Hi hustlers! Are you thinking about starting your own company after quarantine? You may already appreciate that there are different company structures. In my previous post I discussed the benefits of a sole trader business. (Buy my eBook to learn how to register your own Sole Trader Business in Trinidad https://gum.co/emvCA )

I will now list the benefits of a limited liability company. (Buy my ebook to learn how to register your own Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08792YRBP

I also have an eBook for only $19.99USD called “Sole Trader vs Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago” https://gum.co/XSBCN

1.The ability to get a Company Bank Account ;

2.The ability to enter into contracts;

3.Protection.

I discuss all these benefits in my latest Youtube Video. S.U.B.S.C.R.I.B.E.

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You will learn the following by purchasing this amazing book:

  • What is a Limited Liability Company?
  • What are the Benefits of Incorporating a Company?
  • What are the steps to incorporate a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago?
  • How much does it cost to Register a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago?
  • How to complete the Form 25 also called the Name Search?
  • How to complete the Form 1 also called the Articles of Incorporation?
  • How to complete the Form 27 also called the Notice of Secretary?
  • How to complete the Form 4 also called the Notice of Directors

Hi Hustlers!!!!! I am Antoinette Sydney Attorney at Law!I help you register your business and open your business bank account. I give FREE business TIPS and FREE Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training on my Youtube Channel

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 Email me your legal questions : sydney@asydneygroup.com

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My ebooks are available on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08792YRBP

ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO .To work with me, please email me : sydney@asydneygroup.com

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour or any part thereof

Antoinette Sydney Booking: https://antoinettesydneytt.as.me/

Website: http://www.asydneygroup.com/

Amazon ebooks: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

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Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AntoinetteSydney

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I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design. _______________________________________________________________

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Benefits of Registering a Sole Trader: Trinidad Online Lawyer

Hi hustlers! I explored 5 benefits of a Sole Trader business in my latest Youtube video. S.U.B.SC.R.I.B.E.

Buy my eBook now if you want to learn the difference between a Sole Trader and a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago for only $19.99USD https://gum.co/XSBCN

These benfits are :

  1. Control;
  2. Easy to Register;
  3. Easy to De-Register;
  4. Easy to upgrade to a Limited Liability Company; Buy my ebook to learn how to complete the forms correctly to upgrade from a Sole Trader to a Limited Liability Company :https://gum.co/qxbBF
  5. Simple Structure.

S.U.B.S.C.R.I.B.E.

Hi Hustlers!!!!! I am Antoinette Sydney Attorney at Law! I help you register your business and open your business bank account. I give FREE business TIPS and FREE Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training on my Youtube Channel

Subscribe and turn on post Notifications to be the first to see all my videos!

 Email me your questions :

sydney@asydneygroup.com

Antoinette Sydney Bookings : https://antoinettesydneytt.as.me/

My ebooks are available on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08792YRBP

ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO .To work with me, please email me : sydney@asydneygroup.com

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour or any part thereof

Contact: http://www.asydneygroup.com/contact.html

Website: http://www.asydneygroup.com/

Amazon ebooks: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

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How to choose a Business Partner? Trinidad Online Lawyer

Would you start a business with your boyfriend or your girlfriend? Would your response be the same if you were married to each other? Let me know in the comments below.

There is one consideration when you are searching for a business partner. Nothing else matters. In my professional capacity, I have seen one director or one business partner empty the company bank account.

I discuss this case and the primary consideration when selecting a business partner in my new Youtube video! S.U.B.S.C.R.I.B.E.

Hi Hustlers!!!!! I am Antoinette Sydney Attorney at Law!I help you register your business and open your business bank account. I give FREE business TIPS and FREE Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training on my Youtube Channel/

 Email me your questions : sydney@asydneygroup.com

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My ebooks are available on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08792YRBP

https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

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ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO .To work with me, please email me : sydney@asydneygroup.com

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour or any part thereof

Contact: http://www.asydneygroup.com/contact.html

Website: http://www.asydneygroup.com/

Amazon ebooks: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

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I am a Certified Professional in the following areas: Taxation; Corporate Training; Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes; Fraud Risk Management; Graphic Design. _______________________________________________________________

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Are you closing down your company because of the Pandemic? Get my ebook

How to dissolve a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago

File an application with the Registrar of Companies that will state the name of the company, the company registration number, the reason for dissolving the company among other things. The application must be signed by 2 directors or the Corporate Secretary of the company.

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Closing down a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad is a complex process. There are employees involved as well as creditors. It is possible that after the Pandemic in 2020, many business owners will close down their limited liability companies. A company may be dissolved because of irreparable damage to reputation or accruing penalties for failure to file Annual Returns.

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The process to close down a company takes a minimum of 6 months. The notice of application is advertised in the Gazette and persons who are owed money may get involved.

After the application to dissolve the company is filed , a new company can be formed . The new name cannot be the same as the name of the company that was dissolved. It can be close but the records will show that your proposed name is already reserved. After the dissolving process is completed, the name will become available again.

Thanks for reading!

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

My ebooks are available on Amazon!

ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Connect with me: sydney@asydneygroup.com

Website: www.asydneygroup.com

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

Linked In: https://tt.linkedin.com/in/antoinette-sydney-77093550

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneygrouptt/

Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/c/AntoinetteSydney

I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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Hello human!! I want to thank you for reading my post during your 2020 quarantine! I understand that your schedule is very demanding…

I have compiled a list of 10 products that remain profitable during this current season that many are calling a “pandemic”.

These should provide you with business ideas that you can start now or after quarantine

You can use my ebook to guide you through the process of registering your own company here in Trinidad and Tobago!!. It is now available on Amazon!

I have also prepared a Youtube video discussing all these products ! Subscribe for more!

Here are the products:

1.Bathroom tissue;

2.Cleaning Supplies;

3.Water;

4.Vegetables

5.Dry Goods;

6.Protective Gear;

7.Ebooks;

8.Online courses;

9.Alcohol;

10.Cigarettes!

Did I miss out any profitable pandemic product? Comment below!

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. SHE IS A LECTURER AT THE ARTHUR LOK JACK GLOBAL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN TRINIDAD. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

My ebooks are available on Amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

Hi Hustlers!!!!! I am Antoinette Sydney Attorney at Law! I give FREE Legal Advice, FREE Business Advice and FREE Anti-Money Laundering Training on my Youtube Channel!! Subscribe and turn on post Notifications to be the first to see all my videos!

 Email me your legal questions : sydney@asydneygroup.com

 ______________________________________________________

My ebooks are available on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B08792YRBP

__________________________________________________________

ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO .To work with me, please email me : sydney@asydneygroup.com

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour or any part thereof

Contact: http://www.asydneygroup.com/contact.html

Website: http://www.asydneygroup.com/

Amazon ebooks: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

Linked In: https://tt.linkedin.com/in/antoinette-sydney-77093550

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asydneygrouptt/?hl=en

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneygrouptt/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AntoinetteSydney

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I am a Certified Professional in the following areas: Taxation; Corporate Training; Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes; Fraud Risk Management; Graphic Design. _______________________________________________________________

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Ten Profitable Pandemic Products!! Start your Business

Why You MUST get a Utility Bill in Your Name!

What is a utility bill?

A utility bill is a detailed invoice from a service provider for your consumption of utilities such as electricity, internet, water. Some companies send you the utility bills monthly or every 2 months, especially for us in Trinidad and Tobago for electricity.

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Why are utility bills important for entrepreneurs?

As a business owner, you will be asked to present a utility bill as your proof of address in order to conduct the following transactions:

1.Open a Business Bank Account (as well as personal bank account);

2.Get a Business Loan;

3.Get a credit card;

4.Purchasing a car

5.To get a mortgage to buy land

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What is Proof of address?

This is verification of your residential address. Financial institutions and listed businesses in Trinidad must obtain a utility bill from all customers. This is stated in law , particularly at Regulation Proof of Address 15 (1) (b) “permanent address and proof thereof” Financial Obligations Regulations. There is a body of laws and regulations that aims to fight anti-money laundering and the countering the financing of terrorism.

What happens if utility bill is not in your name?

Authorization Letters

If the bill is not in your name, you must present a letter of authorization from the person whose name appears on the bill as well as a copy of the persons National ID card. The signature on the letter must match the signature on the person’s ID card.

Parents/Family

Usually the utility bill is in the name of a parent and you can get a letter of authorization from your parent.

Tenants

There are other cases where, you are renting, and your landlord has to provide you with the authorization letter and copy of ID.

Deceased Persons

In the event that the person whose name is on the utility bill is deceased, this bill will not be accepted by financial institutions. You will be asked to return to the Service Provider and follow their internal process to get the name changed.

Best Practice?

It would be wise to get a utility bill in your name; it can be as easy as taking out the internet in your name in the instance of persons living with their friends.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago.She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Connect with me: “sydney@asydneygroup.com

Website: www.asydneygroup.com

Bookings: https://antoinettesydneytt.as.me/

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour.

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

Linked In: https://tt.linkedin.com/in/antoinette-sydney-77093550

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asydneygrouptt/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneygrouptt/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AntoinetteSydney

Amazon Author: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

My ebooks are available on Amazon.

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Sample Table of Contents (AML/CFT/PF) Compliance Program: AML Compliance Consultants

There are five crucial elements of an Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation Financing AML/CFT/PF Compliance Program. These are ;

Risk Assessment;

Appointment of a Compliance Officer;

Internal Compliance Controls;

Training of employees and Senior Management;

Independent Audit.

Policy Statement

It must be explicitly stated that all employees must comply with the AML/CFT/PF policies and procedures. It may also be stated that the entity is committed to complying with the laws and regulations to combat money laundering, financing of terrorism and proliferation financing. 

An Overview of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Define money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing. Explain that there are certain reports that must be filed by certain businesses to file certain reports.

Internal Controls, Policies and Procedures

Detail the Customer Due Diligence and Know Your Customer Procedures.

 Explain the Enhanced Due Diligence Measures (EDD) to be applied to high risk customers.

State the procedures to govern all payment methods. What are the due diligence requirements for large transactions of TT$50,000 and over and wire transfers of $6000.

State whether there is an internal threshold in order for a Source of Funds Declaration (SOFD) to be completed.

Employee Training

It should be stated that the AML/CFT/PF training should be conducted at least one a year. The Compliance Officer and Alternate Compliance Officer need more intensive training.

Review of the Compliance Programme

The Compliance Program should be reviewed at least once a year. The Compliance Program must be updated to reflect amendments in the law.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

ANTOINETTE SYDNEY LAW OFFICE: MONTROSE MAIN ROAD CHAGUANAS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Email: sydney@asydneygroup.com

Antoinette Sydney Bookings: https://antoinettesydneytt.as.me/

Website: www.asydneygroup.com

Bookings: https://antoinettesydneytt.as.me/

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour.

Blog: https://sydneygroupblog.wordpress.com/

Linked In: https://tt.linkedin.com/in/antoinette-sydney-77093550

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asydneygrouptt/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sydneygrouptt/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/AntoinetteSydney

Amazon ebooks: https://www.amazon.com/author/antoinettesydney

I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

Services include:

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Training for staff, directors;

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

Consulting services and much more.

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I am a Certified Professional in the following areas:

Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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