Phone: 868 299 0981
Mobile: 868 387 2693
1996: Trinidad & Tobago
Jonathan Walker’s core practice is in the area of litigation. He is trained in mediation and negotiation, and has experience in Constitutional and Administrative law. He has practised as an Advocate before the High Court, as well as before various tribunals such as the Controller of the Intellectual Property Office and various Commissions of Enquiry.
Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation and negotiation; commercial disputes – particularly matters involving issues in Insurance, Torts, Employment, Intellectual Property, Finance and Contract, Constitutional and Administrative Law.
Practising as an Advocate before High Court, Court of Appeal, and Industrial Court.
Assisting in the mentoring, training and development of Associates.
Jonathan Walker is featured with a No. 1 Ranking among the corporate/commercial lawyers in Trinidad & Tobago. A sample of the commentaries reported by Chambers Global include:
Jonathan Walker leads the dispute and risk management group at Hamel-Smith, where he is regularly called upon to assist with some of Trinidad’s largest commercial disputes. – 2023
Clients affirm that Jonathan is “… is a very pragmatic individual who understands the legal issues but is also able to communicate them very effectively.” “His ability to be both forthright and reachable is much appreciated.” – 2022
Jonathan Walker is well versed in High Court litigation and appellate proceedings, with experience covering areas such as contractual disputes, insurance claims and constitutional law proceedings. Sources declare him to be “an outstanding litigator” who is “very technically competent and has a great command of the court.” Further commentators add that he “approaches matters with a very strategic focus and an eye on achieving the best outcome for his client.” – 2021
Jonathan receives multiple plaudits for his work in disputes. Commentators praise him as “an outstanding, incredibly organised lawyer, and a structured and insightful thinker.” Other sources applaud him for being “extremely knowledgeable and able to think of workable solutions that cover different angles.” – 2020
“is a well-respected dispute resolution practitioner who undertakes cases ranging from insurance and intellectual property to constitutional law.” – 2019
“very knowledgeable in his field,” noting that “he always provides a good perspective on local and international matters.” – 2018
“draws praise for ‘his general strategic acumen in dealing with matters and his ability to understand and dissect agreements’.” – 2017
“his knowledge is very crisp, and he is easy to get along with.” – 2016
“Well-respected head of litigation Jonathan Walker works extensively on commercial finance and issues relating to the energy industry. He is described as “a standout lawyer” in this jurisdiction.” -2015
“very, very bright, a hard worker and a very shrewd tactician.” – 2014
“described as “incredibly responsive, extremely intelligent and diligent.” – 2013
Co-Author: “Stop Holding Me Back! Exposure to Withholding Tax in Cross-Border Contracts” Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 10 Issue 5, November 2018
Author: “Enforcement of Judgements”
Co-Author: “Alternative Dispute Resolution”; “Employment and Industrial Relations”
Queen’s Park Cricket Club, Trinidad & Tobago
Crane v. Rees & Ors (2000) 60 WIR 409
Peters & Chaitan v. The Attorney General (2001) 62 WIR 244
1996: L.E.C. (Legal Education Certificate) Hugh Wooding Law School
1994: LL.B. The University of the West Indies
2023: Civil Procedure Rules Practical Training, Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers