A Guide to Money Laundering Law and Regulation
Ravi Rajcoomar, one of the Caribbean's leading attorneys, was born in Trinidad, WI, and spent his early years in the United Kingdom. An academic scholar, he studied law at the UWI, Cavehill and Hugh Wooding Law School before starting his prodigious practice in criminal and civil law from1987 in Trinidad and Tobago, working in some of the country's most prestigious law firms, alongside legal luminaries such as Karl Hudson Phillips, QC and the late Desmond Allum, QC. A married father of four, he's currently attached to Trinity Chambers in Port of Spain. Known for his unique legal acumen, he has litigated in some of the region's most prominent and groundbreaking criminal and civil cases, many of which set legal precedent in the Caribbean and Commonwealth region in the past 25 years. As a founding member and executive officer of the Criminal Bar Association of T&T, he pioneered several domestic legal initiatives, including reform in the Magisterial Courts, legislation for DNA, paper committals and copyright infringement, use of witnesses statements in trials, visual recordings of police interviews, the Financial Investigation Unit and compliance and competition economics in the Caricom region. As a former senior member of the Council of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago, he spearheaded major national legal initiatives aimed at protecting the public's interest, including the review of prisoners' rights and Constitutional Reform. Rajcoomar has also authored publications in Lawyer on Abuse of Process in Criminal Law and DNA and the Criminal Law, as well as A guide for Money Laundering Law & Regulation in Trinidad and Tobago.' He's also lectured at the Hugh Wooding Law School since 2005, and currently serves as a Commissioner of the Trinidad and Tobago Securities Exchange Commission.
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