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Stephanie Daly

Stephanie Daly, C.M.T.T., S.C.
Consultant
Certified Mediator (Civil & Family)
Commercial and Corporate, Family Law
Telephone: 868 623 1515 ext 257
Email: s.daly@polanc.com

Admission

1972 Trinidad and Tobago; 1975 England and Wales

Education

University                                           London School of Economics & Political Science (London University) (LL.B (Hons))
Professional Qualifications                Law Society Final Examinations (1969);
Mediation Training                            London, Boston and Trinidad and Tobago Various Certificates in Mediation and ADR

Practise Areas

Commercial Law, Privatisation, Mergers & Joint Ventures, Corporate, International and Local Family Law, Civil Litigation, Mediation.

Professional Profile

Provision of advice to Firm on a wide range of commercial matters; joining teams on specific projects where expertise built on decades of practice in a variety of legal fields is pertinent.

Primary practice areas are commercial law, family law and civil litigation including energy sector, telecommunications, privatisation, mergers and joint ventures, securities, banking, insurance and pension plans. 

Practice has led to a wide knowledge of local legislation and its practical implementation and treatment by the courts.  Other professional activities with Government agencies and NGO’s have included considerable involvement in developing policy, the drafting of legislation, and public sensitisation to local laws. 

Advising local and overseas clients generally on approvals and regulatory requirements with respect to large project financing transactions, the Companies Act, the Securities Industry Act, Banking and Insurance legislation.

Legal research and writing of opinions with respect to a wide variety of civil law matters.

Familiar with the conduct of civil litigation having acted as an Instructing Attorney throughout career, including conduct and co-ordination of over 200 civil claims arising out of attempted coup; judicial review, administrative and constitutional law; personal injury claims; defamation; pension funds; drafting affidavits; preparing opinions.  Having conduct of litigation up to the level of appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.  Member of the Committee which prepared the Civil Proceedings Rules for implementation

Extensive experience on Boards both private and state sector, local and international NGO’s and Cabinet/Ministerial/Judiciary appointed committees.

Local consultant on the Inter-American Bank Non-reimbursable Technical Cooperation No. ATN/MT-7064-TT Secured Transactions Project for Consulting Services to advise the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Legislative Drafting for Secured Transactions and Fair Credit Reporting, to review local legislation governing secured transactions and prepare draft legislation to harmonise the legislation in this area (2002-2006).

Consultant to PSTG Consulting for the Development of New Consumer Legislation for Trinidad and Tobago for the Ministry of Legal Affairs with particular reference to deliverables of a Report on Existing Local Policies and Practices and a Report and Recommended Draft of Consequential Amendments with particular reference to the comprehensive review of existing legislation which may be affected as a consequence of the development of the new consumer legislation (2007-2008).

Legislative Drafting

Consultant Stephanie Daly, S.C. served as a member of the Law Reform Commission of Trinidad and Tobago for some 20 years and was involved in reviewing and proposing amendments to the draft legislation prepared by the Commission; She was the local consultant on the Inter-American Bank Non-reimbursable Technical Cooperation No. ATN/MT-7064-TT Secured Transactions Projects for Consulting Services to advise the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on legislative drafting for secured transactions and fair credit reporting.

Ms. Daly, S.C. also acted as Counsel to a Task Force to review Company Legislation in relation to State Corporations and Statutory Bodies, and was a member of the Company Act Amendment Committee..

Ms. Daly was closely involved in the preparation of the Family Proceedings Act, 2004, the Mediation Act, 2004, the Children Act, 2012 and the presentation of these to the Legislative Review Committee, advising in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Senate Select Committee.

In 2011 she was awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold) for long and meritorious service to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the sphere of Law.

Legislative Drafting

Consultant Stephanie Daly has served as a member of the Law Reform Commission of Trinidad and Tobago for some 20 years and was involved in reviewing and proposing amendments to the draft legislation prepared by the Commission; She was the local consultant on the Inter-American Bank Non-reimbursable Technical Cooperation No. ATN/MT-7064-TT Secured Transactions Projects for Consulting Services to advise the Government of Trinidad and Tobago on legislative drafting for secured transactions and fair credit reporting. Ms. Daly also acted as Counsel to Task Force to review Company Legislation in relation to State Corporations and Statutory Bodies. Ms. Daly was intimately involved in the preparation of the Family Proceedings Bill, 2003 and the Mediation Bill, 2003 and the presentation of these to the Legislative Review Committee, advising in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Senate Select Committee. Ms. Daly was a member of the Company Act Amendment Committee.

Languages
English, some French

Professional Affiliations

The Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago
Law Society of England and Wales
Mediator on the Panel of the Dispute Resolution Centre.

Additional Appointments

Current
Chairman Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (Chairman); Member Public Service Appeal Board and Statutory Authorities; Member Family Court Monitoring Committee; Member Family Proceedings Rules Committee.

Past Appointments
Member of the Law Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (20 years); President of Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (1997 – 1999); Member Disciplinary Committee; Chairman Water and Sewerage Authority (1987 – 1991); Member Equal Opportunity Commission; Member Caribbean Law Institute Consumer Law Committee; Company Act Amendment Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. Member Council of Legal Education; Counsel to Committee reviewing Statutory Corporations, Ansa McAl Parent Board; Chairman American Chamber Legal Committee. Family Court Committee (Chairman); Family Court Monitoring Committee; Special Criminal Court (Chairman)

Publications
Status of Women (1975 & 1982); Reports on Caribbean Personal Injuries awards (The Lawyer); “The Development of the Law affecting East Indians in Trinidad and Tobago” (The Lawyer); “The Law Relating to Sale of Goods in the Commonwealth Caribbean” (Caribbean Law & Business: 1989); The Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Reducing the Workload of the Courts: (The Lawyer 1995)

 
 
 
     
 
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