Sonnel A. David-Longe

Associate
Brief info

Academic Qualifications:LLB (UG | 2012), LEC (HWLS | 2014), LLM (Cantab. | 2017)
Bar affiliations:Trinidad and Tobago | 2014, Guyana | 2014
Tel. No.: 1 (868) 612-0110 ext. 224
Fax No.: 1 (868) 627-5006


Associations:
Member of the Legislative Committee, Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago
Mentor, St. Augustine Evangelical Bible Church
Contributor, World Justice Project


Biography

Sonnel has been with our Firm since November 2017.

Sonnel provides critical support for the Firm’s dispute resolution services and its International Law and CSME Portfolio. She regularly attends before the High Courts and Courts of Appeal in Trinidad and Tobago in the roles of both instructing attorney and advocate. Sonnel often provides legal advice and opinions to our clients on a wide range of legal issues arising in many practice areas.

Prior to joining our Firm, Sonnel was attached to another firm where she gained considerable trial experience in several key practice areas.

Sonnel, a Chevening Scholar, holds a Master’s degree in international law which has well-prepared her to treat with transnational disputes and matters relating to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.

Sonnel has also served as a consultant for the Office of the Prime Minister in Guyana and UNICEF and is a former Tutor in Public International Law at the University of the West Indies.

Sonnel maintains a strong interest in the creative and performance arts and is experienced in Taekwondo.

Recent Casework:

2020 – Paloma Mohamed Martin v. Femi Martin and Tricia Dyer Civ. App. P-129 of 2015– Together with Annabelle Sooklal, successfully represented the Respondents in relation to the interpretation and operation of certain provisions of the Succession Act.

2019 – Ronald Walcott v. Dane Wilson CV2018-00544– Together with Martin G. Daly S.C., successfully negotiated the settlement of a longstanding defamation action brought by the Chief Executive Officer of a major essential service against a prominent blogger.

2019- Energizer Supermarket Limited v. Holiday Snacks Limited P-096 of 2015– Together with Elton Prescott S.C. and Christopher Sieuchand, successfully defended an appeal brought by a company alleging that an agreement made between the earlier owners of nearby lands was unenforceable. [on appeal to the Privy Council]