The Law Association has reacted to the murder this morning of senior counsel Dana Seetahal. The following in the statement -
The Law Association mourns the tragic and violent death of Ms. Dana Seetahal SC former President of the Law Association who was killed this morning and extends its deepest condolences to her family.
Ms. Seetahal SC has contributed significantly to the development of the criminal law, practice and procedure. She was a distinguished Senior member of the legal profession.
She served as a Magistrate, State Prosecutor, Independent Senator and Defence attorney at law as well as a long standing Criminal Law Lecturer at the Hugh Wooding Law School. Ms. Seetahal SC epitomised fearlessness, integrity and independence and was a champion of reform of the criminal justice system.
The Association is concerned about the level of crime and strongly condemns the murder of Ms. Seetahal SC and calls for a speedy and thorough investigation into the matter by the Police.