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.

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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.

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Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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What is the United Nations (UN) 2253 List ?: AML Compliance Consultants

Initially, this terrorist list contained a listing of the Taliban states that were subject to a limited air embargo and frozen assets.

Over time, the regime evolved and the measures became a targeted assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo against designated individuals and entities

On 17 December 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2253 (2015). With the adoption of this resolution, the Security Council decided to expand the listing criteria to include individuals and entities supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)[1].

The resolution also directs the Monitoring Team to submit reports on the global threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities. https://scsanctions.un.org/fop/fop?xml=htdocs/resources/xml/en/consolidated.xml&xslt=htdocs/resources/xsl/en/consolidated.xsl


[1] https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1267

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.

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Website: www.asydneygroup.com

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour.

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Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

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How to change from a Sole Trader to a Limited Liability Company: Trinidad Online Lawyer

To Change a Sole Trader Business to a Limited Liability Company in Trinidad and Tobago:

A name search application using Form 25 must be completed and filed with the Registrar of Companies, paying the prescribed fee . Once the name approval is obtained then the incorporation documents must be completed and filed in duplicate, in addition to Form 9. Form 9 is used to de-register the existing Sole Trader .Best practice is to include a letter addressed to the Registrar General advising of your desire to upgrade to limited liability company.

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How to appoint a Compliance Officer for the FIU? : AML Compliance Consultant

In order to appoint a Compliance Officer (CO), the Compliance Officer Fit and Proper Questionnaire must be downloaded from the (Financial Intelligence Unit) FIU’s website. It must be printed and completed and submitted to the FIU for review and approval.

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Part 1 of the Form is completed by a Director of the Listed Business or Senior Management;
Parts 2 & 3 are completed by the proposed Compliance Officer;

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Attach a copy of valid, Government issued identification and all qualifications and AML Training for the proposed Compliance Officer.

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.

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Taxation;

Corporate Training;

Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes;

Fraud Risk Management;

Graphic Design.

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

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

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Do Sole Traders file Annual returns in Trinidad? Trinidad Online Lawyer

Sole Traders do not need to file annual returns. Annual Returns are reserved for Limited Liability Companies and Non Profit Organisations.

The Sole Trader is the sole person trading in the business. It is really the individual who is trading as a business name.

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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

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 Disclaimer

The content herein is provided for informational purposes only and NOT for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney at law to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

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WHAT IS A LLC?: AML Compliance Consultants

■A Limited Liability Company Is A Legal Entity That Is Separate From The Directors.

■The General Rule Is That The Directors Cannot Incur Personal Liability.

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.

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

Website: www.asydneygroup.com

Email: “sydney@asydneygroup.com”

Consultation fee is $300 TTD per hour.

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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.

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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What ARE the Benefits Of Incorporating A Company ??!!

1.A Company Bank Account Can Be Opened In Respect Of The Company;

2.The Company Can Enter Into Contracts;

3.Distinct Liability From The Directors.

4.Lasts Forever Whereas A Sole Trader Business Dies With The Individual

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

Website: www.asydneygroup.com

Email: “sydney@asydneygroup.com”

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

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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.

Services include:

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

Anti-Money Laundering Audits;

Compliance Program drafting;

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What ARE Annual Returns ?

This Document Presents An Up To Date Snapshot Of All Directors And Officers Of The Company, Share Capital As Well As Company Debts.

When Conducting Company Business, Banks And Other Stakeholders Will Request The Most Recent Annual Returns.

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When Should A Company File An Annual Return??

The Law States That A Company Should File An Annual Return No Later Than 30 Days After Each Anniversary Date Of Its Continuance, Incorporation Or Amalgamation At The Companies Registrar.

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.

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

Website: www.asydneygroup.com

Email: “sydney@asydneygroup.com”

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-sUa8WMDJM8w5_Q3nhQ5w

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.

Compliance Program drafting; Consulting services and much more