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Important Announcements

December 16, 2019

 

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Dear Valued Client,

 

Kindly note, our firm will be closed on the following days:

  • Friday 20th December, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. for an office function;
  • Monday 23rd December, 2019 through Friday 27th December, 2019;

If you require immediate assistance, our attorneys can be reached via the listed mobile number on their respective profile on the “Attorneys” field of this website. Our offices will reopen on December 30th, 2019.

 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

October 21, 2019

 

Kindly note, our firm will be closed on Monday 28th October, 2019 as the day was declared a public holiday in recognition of Divali. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday 29th October, 2019.

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

July 30, 2019

 

Kindly note, our firm will be closed on Thursday 1st August, 2019 in recognition of the Emancipation Day public holiday. Our offices will reopen on Friday 2nd August, 2019.

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

June 4, 2019

 

Kindly note, our firm will be closed on Wednesday 5th June, 2019 in recognition of the Eid-ul-Fitr public holiday. Our offices will reopen on Thursday 6th June, 2019.

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

May 29, 2019

 

Kindly note, our firm will be closed on Thursday 30th May, 2019 in recognition of the Indian Arrival public holiday. Our offices will reopen on Friday 31st May, 2019.

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

April 26, 2019

Take advantage now.

September 12, 2018

 

M. Hamel-Smith & Co. responds to Fake News 

A message purporting to be a statement from our Firm on the ability – or rather the inability – of male police officers to arrest female citizens at night is being circulated via email and WhatsApp. This message asserts that “it is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. only if she is arrested by a woman officer and taken to an all-women police station. If she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.”

This message did not originate from our Firm. Unfortunately, our name came to be falsely associated with this message approximately 10 years ago when it was being circulated via email. Regrettably, despite our efforts to disown the message, it has reappeared and is now being circulated via WhatsApp.

Aside from the concern that our Firm has been falsely associated with advice that we have not given, it is doubly troubling that the advice itself is wrong.

Under the Police Service Act of Trinidad and Tobago there are no limitations on a police officer’s exercise of his or her power of arrest along the lines asserted in the fake message, whether based on the gender of the arresting officer or that of the alleged offender, nor is there any such limitation with respect to the time of day when the officer may make an arrest.

The message is fake news.  Its association with our Firm is deeply regretted.

 

Nicole Ferreira-Aaron

Managing Partner

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

Careers

If you are a client-focused, creative, solutions-oriented thinker, with excellent technical and interpersonal skills, as well as a proven team approach, we would like to hear from you. We offer exciting career prospects in a collegial work environment.

Current Vacancies:

Requirements: Paralegals and Legal Assistants

  • Associate degree, Diploma or Certificate in Paralegal Studies from an accredited institution;
  • A minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience;
  • Familiarity with legal procedures and protocols, and the Court system;
  • Excellent secretarial and organisational skills (electronically and hard copy);
  • A minimum of intermediate level computer skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities and work under pressure;

 

Please send C.V. to mhs@trinidadlaw.com or careers@trinidadlaw.com. Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Kindly note, only suitable applicants will be considered.