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PM: He has left a void

Friday, January 17, 2014

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has hailed Queen’s Counsel Karl Hudson-Phillips as a legal luminary. In her condolence message, Persad-Bissessar said his passing “brings to an end an era of legal luminaries in Trinidad and Tobago.”  She said his death was unexpected as a few days ago he went to London for a family reunion. Hudson-Phillips was 80. “Hudson-Phillips leaves a void in the legal profession in Trinidad and Tobago. He was a lawyer par excellence and a legal luminary who brought dignity and honour to his profession. 


“He was very articulate and he earned the respect of all, the Bench, the Bar and the general public,” the Prime Minister added. Saying he served the nation well for several years Persad-Bissessar added that although he was part of the coalition of parties which formed the government in 1986, he never offered himself for political office. The PM said he “always offered timely advice to the legal profession (and) he would surely be missed.”