Gilbert Licudi

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The Hon.
Gilbert Horace Licudi
[QC] MP
Government Minister
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Shadow Minister
In office
2007–2011
Personal details
Born Gibraltar
Nationality British (Gibraltarian)
Political party Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP)
Alma mater Bayside Comprehensive School
Inns of Court School of Law
Occupation Barrister
Politician
Website Gilbert Licudi QC at the Government of Gibraltar website

The Hon. Gilbert Horace Licudi QC is a barrister and MP of Gibraltar, member of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP). He is married and has two children.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Licudi studied at Bayside Comprehensive School where he was a contemporary of Peter Montegriffo and Dominique Searle. But left the school at age 17 and went to work for Blands and GB Airways. After marrying in 1979, he moved with his wife to England, where he worked for the Russian airline Aeroflot at Heathrow.[2]

In 1981 Licudi and wife returned to Gibraltar, where he was hired by the Castle Marketing Group, of Joe Holliday. At this time he also joined the GSLP, and after the 1984 elections, was invited to join the party's executive. During this same period he began writing a weekly column for the "The People".[2]

At age 28, he was a member of the GSLP executive when he decided to move away from Gibraltar and study law in Chelmsford, East Anglia. He concluded his studies at the Inns of Court School of Law, London, and was admitted as a barrister in 1992, in London and Gibraltar.[2]

Licudi made a career in Hassans International Law Firm,[3] where he worked with Peter Montegriffo. At this time, he came back to politics, willing to bring his experience of conflict resolution in favour of the political changes he thought necessary about Gibraltar.[2]

In 2007, Licudi ran for the GSLP in the general elections. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Employment, Traffic, Youth and Sport.[4] In April 2011, when Fabian Picardo became leader of the GSLP (and of the Opposition), Licudi was appointed Minister of Education, Financial Services and Transportation, and the areas of Youth and Sport were transferred to Steven Linares.[5]

With the GSLP victory in the general elections of 2011, Licudi was appointed Minister of Education, Financial Services, Gaming, Telecommunications and Justice.[6] In 2012 Licudi opened new purpose built Law courts in Gibraltar.[7]

Licudi was made a Queen's Counsel in 2012.

In 2013, after the by-election, the Financial Services and Gaming portfolios were transferred to the new elected minister, Albert Isola.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Gilbert Licudi". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Vox, ed. (2007-09-14). "Gilbert Licudi: A politician with a deep social conscience who came late to law". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ Legal 500 (ed.). "Gilbert Licudi (Hassans' Profile)". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  4. ^ Vox, ed. (2007-11-29). "Licudi to Question Govt in Parliament on Traffic Gridlock". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  5. ^ Vox, ed. (2011-04-11). "Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  6. ^ The Olive Press, ed. (2011-12-14). "New dawn for Gibraltar". Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  7. ^ Hardwicke, Lucy. "Gibraltar News September 17th 2012". Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Isola becomes Minister for Financial Services and Gaming" (pdf). Government of Gibraltar. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

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