Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mohabir Anil Nandlall and Attorney Timothy Munro Jonas will be appointed Senior Counsel with effect from October 30, 2020.
This was announced Wednesday by Office of the President after consultation with Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag), Yonette Cummings and President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali.
“Their appointments are due to their demonstrable knowledge of and learning in the law and on account of their exemplary erudition and diligence in the practice of the law and by virtue of their distinguished contributions to the growth and development of Guyana’s jurisprudence and constitutional democracy,” the Office of the President noted in a statement.
The honour of silk is conferred on a distinguished lawyer. This status is recognised by the courts and the recipients are privileged to sit in the Bar at the Court where they are considered members of the “inner bar.” Since members wear silk gowns of a specific design, the Senior Counsel are usually referred to as having attained ‘silk.’