16th May 2022


This morning the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council handed down judgment in the constitutionally important appeal oChandler v The State (No 2) (Trinidad and Tobago) [2022] UKPC 19.

Sitting as nine-member panel, owing to the significance of the case, the Privy Council dismissed the appeal, affirmed the decision in Matthew v The State [2005] 1 AC 433, and declined to follow the reasoning of two recent decisions of the Caribbean Court of Justice. Howard Stevens QC, Tom Poole QC, Fyard Hosein SC (of the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago) and Hannah Fry acted for the Respondent, instructed by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.


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