The Caribbean Court of Justice yesterday expressed its “deep sadness” on the passing of Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips, QC. The CCJ, in its release, stated:
“The court attests to Mr Hudson-Phillips’ legal acumen and accomplishments and the leadership role he played in Trinidad and Tobago.
“As a regional institution, the CCJ wishes to place on record its high regard for Mr Hudson-Phillips’ sterling contribution to the development of the law in the Caribbean. Mr Hudson-Phillips appeared in almost every courtroom in the English-speaking Caribbean, burnishing his credentials as a true Caribbean man and a towering figure in the legal world.
“His commitment to excellence in the law and the legal profession was demonstrated through his genuine and deep involvement in the practice of law in all territories of the Caribbean. He gave repeated and continued evidence of his dedication to the rule of law.
“The region is poorer for his loss, not only as a fiercely independent legal luminary, but also as one who at all times upheld the highest traditions and ethics of the legal profession.”