Trinidad and Tobago attorney Alvin Pariagsingh has been appointed a Master of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
Pariagsingh received his instrument of appointment on Thursday from Dame Janice Pereira, Chief Justice of the court.
He is one of the youngest to be appointed a Master, at 36, and will preside in the court’s civil and criminal jurisdictions.
Pariagsingh, who was the first attorney from TT to use the Privy Council’s electronic filing system to file matters at the London-based court, eliminating the need for a solicitor, graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School and the University of London.
He is doing postgraduate studies at the University of East London. Pariagsingh attended the Point Fortin Senior Secondary School (now Point Fortin East Secondary) and the Rousillac Hindu School.
He has appeared in several cases locally and as instructing and junior counsel to several senior counsel and queen’s counsel in TT and the UK.
Before his appointment, he worked in private practice at Duke Street Chambers, Port of Spain.