Anand Ramlogan

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Anand Ramlogan
Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago
Incumbent
Assumed office
28th May 2010
Preceded by John Jeremie
Personal details
Born (1972-08-26) August 26, 1972 (age 42)
Ben Lomond, Trinidad and Tobago
Nationality Native of Trinidad and Tobago
Political party United National Congress
Spouse(s) Nalini (née Nanan)
Alma mater University of the West Indies, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of Westminster
Occupation Attorney at Law S.C.
Religion Hindu

Anand Ramlogan SC (born 1972) is the Current Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago having been appointed to that office on the 28th day of May 2010.

Ramlogan is also a Constitutional and Human Rights Lawyer, having been called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 1996 and the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and was appointed Senior Counsel on the 30th day of December, 2011.

He is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (U.K.), the holder of an L.L.B. (Hons.) degree and a Masters in Corporate and Commercial Law.

As Attorney General, he is also the titular head of the Bar.

Education[edit]

He received his primary education at the Reform Presbyterian School and secondary schooling at ASJA Boys' College and Pleasantville Senior Comprehensive, in San Fernando.[1] On completing secondary school, he entered the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Barbados, to read for his Bachelor of Laws degree. He graduated as the top student of the Law Faculty and won several prizes for outstanding academic performance.[citation needed]

Ramlogan was awarded several post-graduate scholarships and read for his LLM (in corporate and commercial law) at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (now known as the Queen Mary, University of London. Whilst at the Queen Mary & Westfield, he simultaneously pursued a post-graduate diploma in Law at the University of Westminster, courtesy the British Chevening Scholarship and the British Foreign Office Scholarship programme.[2]

Private practice[edit]

Anand Ramlogan was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and the Bar of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. Upon qualifying as an attorney at law, he entered private practice, first, under the tutelage of Ms Lynette Maharaj, SC. After several years he joined the law firm of Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, former Attorney General of Guyana. He eventually established his own chambers—Freedom House—on Harris Street, San Fernando. At the age of 22 he became one of the youngest barristers from the Commonwealth to address the Law Lords of the Privy Council. He was also a door tenant at Charter Chambers[3] in London.

Political and journalistic activities[edit]

As an attorney in private practice, Ramlogan also penned a regular weekly column in the Trinidad Guardian through the years 2003-2010. His op-ed columns centred on legal, social and political issues. His column was notorious for its perceived divisive content on race relations.

Ramlogan also had a segment on the drive time radio (Radio 90.5 FM) and was an active member of civil society with numerous speaking engagements including panel discussions on television and radio concerning critical national issues, graduation ceremonies, rotary clubs, religious functions, cultural events, chambers of commerce and international organizations based in Trinidad.

In 2007 Anand Ramlogan contested the 2007 General Elections on a Congress of the People ticket as a candidate for the constituency of Tabaquite, losing to Ramesh Maharaj of the United National Congress.[4]

On January 17, 2013, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan initiated legal action against former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliam. [5]

Attorney Generalship[edit]

On May 26, 2010, two days after the success of the People's Partnership in the 2010 General Election, Anand Ramlogan was appointed a Senator and Attorney General by Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Under Section 75 (2) of the Constitution, the Attorney General must be appointed forthwith after the Prime Minister in order for the Cabinet to be properly established.[6]

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