PAYING TRAFFIC TICKETS, CHILD MAINTENANCE AND OTHER FINES AND FEES, NOW EASIER IN T&T.
Last Updated: Tuesday 2nd May, 2023
By media release published on 30th April 2023, the Judiciary of T&T announced that it has arranged with the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) to sell its vouchers to facilitate the payment of fines and fees.
As of May 1st, 2023, there will be two different CourtPay Vouchers available for purchase from the NLCB:
1. CourtPay Maintenenace Voucher; and
2. CourtPay Fines and Fees Voucher.
Last Updated: Sunday 16th April, 2023.
If someone slips and falls on a wet floor while at the supermarket or at the mall or falls down a faulty staircase inside a commercial building can he or she be compensated?
In Trinidad and Tobago, a company or individual who occupies a property has a duty of care to the people who visit it. Therefore, a visitor who, for example, slips on a wet floor or trips on faulty stairs while on another’s property, may be entitled to compensation. In order to claim compensation, a number of factors must be considered:
Last Updated: Tuesday 11th April, 2023
We encourage our clients to ensure their businesses are fully compliant under the laws of Trinidad and Tobago; this includes meeting company filing requirements at the Companies Registry and meeting tax requirements at the Board of Inland Revenue. Presently, there are amnesties at both the Companies Registry at the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and at the Board of Inland Revenue at the Ministry of Finance. These amnesties give businesses and individuals the chance to submit late filings without having to pay any accompanying late fees or penalties.
Last Updated: Tuesday 17th January, 2023
There is a legal responsibility on parents, whether married or unmarried, to maintain dependent children. Child maintenance can make a real difference to children as it can help pay for food, clothing, education and other essentials. It is meant to cover the day-to-day living and general upkeep of the minor child/children. But how does one go about getting maintenance for a child in Trinidad and Tobago?
Last Updated: Monday 9th January, 2023
Imagine you have applied for or you are employed by a person, company or organisation and you have been experiencing unfair treatment from that potential or current employer. What solutions or remedies are available in Trinidad and Tobago when such a situation arises? Here are 7 things you should know if you believe you are facing discrimination in the workplace.
Last Updated: Tuesday 11th October, 2022
Social Development and Family Services Donna Cox recently stated that citizens must acknowledge that “human trafficking is both a serious crime and a public health issue.” The prevalence of human trafficking in T&T is often reflected in our local news stories. Most recently a Venezuelan man was charged with a series of human trafficking related offences after he was arrested by police in Santa Flora, Trinidad. But what exactly is human trafficking? Where is it likely to happen? Who are the most vulnerable to this kind of crime? And what are the legal consequences of trafficking persons in T&T?
Last Updated: Friday 30th September, 2022
If a person feels unsafe or threatened by another person, he or she can seek the relief of a protection order. A protection order also known as a restraining order is a court document which prohibits the respondent (the person against whom the protection order is being made) from engaging in abusive behaviour of any type towards the victim. But how does a person get a protection order in Trinidad and Tobago? Who can apply for one? How long can a protection order last?
Here are 7 important things you should know about protection orders in Trinidad and Tobago:
HOW DO I GET COMPENSATION IF I AM INJURED OR MY PROPERTY IS DAMAGED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Last Updated: Tuesday 31st May, 2022
Motor vehicle accidents happen every day in T&T causing injury and damage not only to the driver at fault but also to innocent third parties. How do innocent third parties get compensation for the injury and damage they receive due to the acts of a negligent driver?
Last Updated: Saturday 7th May, 2022
A Power of Attorney is a document that empowers one person to conduct business on another's behalf and manage his or her affairs. The person giving the power is usually called the Donor. The person who is given the power is called the Donee or Attorney. Here's what you should know about Powers of Attorney:
Thinking about buying, selling or gifting property to someone in Trinidad and Tobago? The process of transferring property can seem a bit confusing. Here we'll make it easier by pointing out 7 things you should know when transferring property in T&T.