Profile - Jeanelle Pran - M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
page-template-default,page,page-id-17383,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,hide_top_bar_on_mobile_header,qode-theme-ver-9.0,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.2,vc_responsive

Attorney Profile

Jeanelle Pran


Send EmailLinkedIn

Phone: 868 299 0981
Mobile: 868 355 7390

Bar Admissions

2018: Trinidad and Tobago

2017: England and Wales

Areas of Practice:

  • General Commercial Law;
  • Litigation;
  • General Research; and
  • Legal Opinion Writing.


Jeanelle completed her in-service training with the firm in March, 2018 and was called to the Bar in May, 2018. She was appointed Associate Attorney-at-law in the Dispute & Risk Management Department in October, 2018.

Current Involvement

  • Providing corporate commercial advice to clients;
  • Drafting court documents including pleadings, witness statements, applications, and affidavits;
  • Advising and preparing documents for clients (including pre-action protocol letters) in debt collection and breach of contract matters;
  • Advising and engaging in negotiations and settlement discussions in running down actions; and
  • Conducting research and writing legal opinions.


The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn


2017: Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), BPP University;

2016: LL.B (Hons), Queen Mary University of London;


  • Co-Author, Merger Update: T&T Merger Control Learnings From The Past Three Years; March 19, 2023
  • Co-Author: “From inception to termination – Mergers & Acquisitions”  featured in the T&T Guardian newspaper, August 7, 2022
  • “Pranks in the Workplace” featured in the T&T Guardian newspaper March 28, 2022
  • Author: Legislation to Watch: The Quarantine  (Amendment) Act AMCHAM Linkage Issue 2; 2021
  • Author: “WhatsApp” with over-the-top services? Telecommunications Regulations in T&T“, featured in the T&T Guardian newspaper June 20, 2021
  • So you’ve received a pre-action protocol letter – How to manage the litigation process?, featured in the T&T Guardian newspaper March 14, 2021
  • Author: Legislation to watch: Public Procurement – A Step Forward or Backward for Trinidad & Tobago? AMCHAM Linkage Issue 4; 2020
  • Author: Messy Contract featured in the T&T Guardian newspaper October 11, 2020;
  • Author: The Whistleblower Protection Bill, featured in the June 9, 2019 T&T Guardian newspaper;
  • Author: Cannabis Regulation in T&T, featured in the June 2, 2019 T&T Guardian newspaper;
  • Author: “Can You Own A Meme? Memes And Intellectual Property” Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 10 Issue 7, June 2019 also featured in the T&T Guardian newspaper;
  • Co-Author: “The Secret of Confidential Information-A Snapshot of Confidentiality Issues that Can Affect Your Business” Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 10 Issue 5, November 2018;
  • Co-Author: “Getting Smart With Your IP: A Focus on Developing Markets”, Special Edition Forum, June 2018;
  • Author: “Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail”, featured in the March 2020 T&T Guardian newspaper;
  • Author: “Legislation to Watch: (Non-Profit Organisations Act 2019, Civil Asset Recovery and Management And Unexplained Wealth Act No. 8 of 2019, Cybercrime Bill 2017), featured in AMCHAM T&T Linkage Issue 2 of 2019;
  • Author: “Legislation to Watch: The Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill 2018, the Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill” 2016, featured in AMCHAM T&T Linkage Issue 3 of 2019;
  • Author: “Legislation to Watch” (Cannabis Control Bill 2018, The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019, The Bail (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2019), featured in AMCHAM T&T Linkage Issue 4 of 2019; and
  • Author: “Legislation to Watch” (The Administration of Justice (Electronic Monitoring) (Amendment) Bill 2020, featured in AMCHAM T&T Linkage Issue 1 of 2020.