Originally, the Capital Cases Charitable Trust’s (CCCT) work was focused on cases arising from Jamaica.
Within several years, a significant proportion of its work began to involve dealing with cases arising from Trinidad and Tobago. A much lesser number of cases have arisen from other Commonwealth Caribbean countries. In the first few years of operation it became clear that the volume of work from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago necessitated the subdivision of the administration of the Panel.
What has developed in response to this is a Panel – administered in recent years by Hogan Lovells – which deals with cases from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as a Panel – administered by Oury Clark – which deals with cases emanating from Jamaica. Within Jamaica there is already a relatively limited network of local lawyers and agencies available to assist in such cases. Much more work is required to achieve a similar position in relation to Trinidad and Tobago. Trustee Graham Huntley, a Partner at Signature Litigation, has a number of contacts in Trinidad and Tobago and will be facilitating this process in Trinidad.