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Roberto Pocaterra Munoz ||// Des Vignes sworn in

Justice Andre Des Vignes was sworn in as a Justice of the Court of Appeal by President Anthony Carmona at his St Ann’s office yesterday.

Des Vignes received his instrument of appointment in the presence of Acting Chief Justice Allan Mendonca and family.

Via a release from the judiciary, Mendonca said: “Des Vignes brings solid legal experience and knowledge that goes with it in the Court of Appeal. He is a hard worker, and, a good listener. His judgments are clear, thorough, logical and analytical. He has delivered judgments in matters of general public importance. Des Vignes is well respected by his colleagues and members of the bar.”

Mendonca noted that Des Vignes’ elevation comes at a time when there has been a significant increase in the numbers of cases before the Appeal Court since the 2005 introduction to the Civil Proceeding Rules.

Mendonca and the judiciary extended sincere congratulations to Des Vignes and wished him much success in his new appointment.

About Andre Des Vignes

 

Des Vignes was appointed Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature in April 2009, 29 years after being admitted to the bar.

He began his early practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in October 1979 and immediately joined the litigation department of a leading law firm in Port of Spain.

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During this time, he was a solicitor and later (after fusion of the law professions) advocate attorney in law in the areas of civil, corporate and commercial litigation and industrial relations.

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He then opened his own Law Chambers in April 1997. Des Vignes is a trained and certified mediator in civil matters and Judicial Settlement Conferencing. The judiciary benefited from considerable experience in these areas during his tenure as chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Pilot Project Monitoring Committee from April 2012 to December 2014.

He now serves as a member of ADR Implementation Committee.

In 2013, he became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the United Kingdom and a year later completed training in the Fundamentals of Family and Divorce Mediation.

Later in September 2015, he was certified as a judicial trainer by the University College of London Faculty of Law Judicial Institute.

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