Mr. Vijai Deonarine was admitted to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 2003. With over fifteen years of civil litigation experience, Mr. Deonarine is an Advocate Attorney and Senior Associate, working closely under the direct guidance of the Senior Litigation Partner Mr. Prakash Deonarine.
Mr. Vijai Deonarine has had litigation experience in the fields of negligence including medical negligence and employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, trusts, mortgages, contracts including construction contracts, workmen’s compensation, administration of estates, fraud, land disputes, nuisance, administrative law and constitutional law and has appeared before all tiers of the Judiciary including before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the famous ‘section 34’ litigation, where he was led by eminent Queen’s Counsel. His particular interest in the field of corporate law was deepened after completing his master’s degree (LLM) with emphasis on corporate governance at the University of Toronto.
In recent times (2017-2019), Mr. Vijai Deonarine has assisted Mr. Prakash Deonarine as Junior Advocate in the management and obtaining of 29 judgments (exceeding of 300 million dollars) in cases pertaining to breaches of FIDIC (Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs Conseils) type construction contracts under the lead of Mr. Prakash Deonarine, and successfully undertaking potentially the largest attachment of debt (garnishee) proceedings in Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Deonarine is a respected, core member of the G&D team, who uses his past experience as a tutor to assist Mr. Prakash Deonarine in honing the instructing and advocacy skills of the Junior Associates.
2001 LLB (Hons), University of West Indies
2003 LEC, Hugh Wooding Law School
2003 Admitted to practice as an Attorney-at-Law in Trinidad and Tobago
2007 LLM, University of Toronto
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