When someone is suspected of a crime, he or she always faces a difficult emotional challenge. Fear is something that comes to us all in certain situations, but when it's associated with a potential criminal prosecution, this fear can be paralyzing. Our firm understands this reality, as the team of solicitors is well versed in criminal matters




"The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the court of final appeal for those Commonwealth countries which have retained the appeal to Her Majesty in Council or, in the case of Republics, to the Judicial Committee. It is also the final appeal court for the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and United Kingdom overseas territories. It also has certain domestic jurisdiction within the United Kingdom, including the function of being the court of final appeal for determining "devolution issues" under the United Kingdom devolution statutes of 1998. For further details see below and under Jurisdiction.


Five judges normally sit to hear appeals (except appeals from United Kingdom professional bodies) and three for other matters.


The Judicial Committee deals with about 65-75 appeals a year. For further details see Statistics. The Court sits in Downing Street. Before an appeal can be brought to the Judicial Committee, leave is usually required.



The Privy Council Office currently forms a separate and independent part of the Constitution Directorate of the Ministry of Justice.  The Office's Ministerial Head is the Lord President of the Council, the Rt Hon the Lord Mandelson.  The Clerk of the Council is Judith Simpson.


    It has two principal functions:


  • To provide a Secretariat to the Privy Council and to support the Lord President of the Council

  • To act as the Judicial Committee Office to the Judicial Committee of the Privy




The Privy Council Office is the Secretariat of the Privy Council.  The Privy Council is the mechanism through which interdepartmental agreement is reached on those items of Government business which, for historical or other reasons, fall to Ministers as Privy Counsellors rather than as Departmental Ministers.  This includes much business under the Royal Prerogative, including the affairs of Chartered bodies, as well as statutory areas where an Act of Parliament has given an order-making power to the Privy Council.


Privy Council History Cases of James P Ramdhun, Advocate

These cited cases among many others had unusual features and required intelligent and specialised skill to argue the merit of them successfully.



  • Mantoor Ramdhanie & Others v The State of Trinidad & Tobago P.C Appeal No.47 of 2004 (Case heard on December 2005 Appeal No. ) -

    ....Where 4 accused were imprisoned for life being charged with trafficking Class 1 drugs, on appeal to P.C all of them were acquitted. The advocate accepted the brief on a no win no fee basis on behalf of two of the accused due to clients being poor persons.

  • Mitra Harracksingh v The State of Trinidad & Tobago Appeal No.3 2004 -

    ....Accused claimed to have been framed by police officers, convicted & sentenced, acquitted on Appeal, a case which highlights the force, the power and influence of corrupt police.

  • Gunnersingh Ashok Kailaysur v The State of Mauritius P.C Appeal No.23 2004 -

    A Petition to obtain leave to appeal . Accused was convicted and sentenced. Appeal to PC on the basis that the Supreme Court ought not to have increased the sentence. To avoid the substance to be heard on Petition being granted by the Privy Council, Counsel invited the Board to deal with the merit at the same time as there was no further substantial argument to be advanced at the main trial. The Board agreed and stated that although such course to be adopted for is not the rules namely to treat hearing of a Petition as a hearing of Appeal, it had the power to use the discretion and having considered the merit of the case, it allowed the appeal, a case that reflects the poor and weak judgment of the Judges.






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