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Important Announcements

March 27, 2020

 

MHS COVID-19 TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE AND REMOTE OFFICE NOTICE

 

As we at M. Hamel-Smith & Co. continue to monitor reports of the impact of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, we remind you that we are with you in this and we remain committed to delivering outstanding business-oriented legal solutions and service and partnering with you through this crisis.

The health and well-being of our employees, clients, their families and the greater community remain our highest priority.

As the outbreak unfolded in Trinidad, we anticipated that further adjustments to our operations would likely be required to align with the guidelines of WHO and our local public health authorities and we proactively took steps to ensure that our entire organisation would be able to work remotely.

Accordingly following the Government’s announcement yesterday urging non-essential employees to stay at home from midnight Sunday March 29 until April 15, we have taken a decision to close our offices and to shift entirely to our remote office protocol throughout the prescribed period.

Our attorneys remain available via telephone and via email. The  individual contact numbers and email addresses of each attorney are available on our website.

We thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time. Best wishes for good health and well-being as we face this public health challenge together.

 

Managing Partner

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

March 19, 2020

 

MHS APPROACH TO COVID-19

 

As we at M. Hamel-Smith & Co. continue to monitor reports of the impact of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, we want to assure you that we remain committed to delivering outstanding business-oriented legal solutions and service and partnering with you through this crisis.

The health and well-being of our employees, clients, their families and the greater community is our highest priority and we are proactively taking measures and adjusting our operations to align with the guidelines issued by the WHO and our local public health authorities.

We have promoted the measures that public health authorities have identified to reduce risks of transmission. We have discouraged all non-essential client visits to our offices and have shifted to on-line meetings and video conferencing.  Our attorneys have the tools to work remotely and remain available via telephone and via email. The  individual contact numbers and email addresses of each attorney are available on our website.

Given the dynamic nature of this situation we anticipate that further adjustments may be required, and we stand ready to make them and to keep you advised.

We thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.  Best wishes for good health and wellbeing as we face this public health challenge together.

 

Managing Partner

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

February 20, 2020

 

It has been brought to our attention that the below email message has been sent to certain individuals in a phishing attempt. This message was not generated by this firm.

Please advise individuals at your firm who may have received the message to disregard and not click any associated links. Please provide to your internal IT department, so they can take appropriate action.

M. HAMEL-SMITH & CO.

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.

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.