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Sir Trevor Carmichael

KA, LVO, LLD (Hon), QC

Sir Trevor Carmichael was born in Barbados and educated at Harrison College and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. A member of the Middle Temple in London, he was called to the Barbados Bar in December 1977. His original practice areas spanned criminal, constitutional, labour, divorce, trademarks and later he has focused on commercial, charities and environmental law. He is associated with landmark legal decisions including the leading case on medical insanity which he presented before the Barbados Court of Appeal in 1981.


A member of the International Bar Association, as well as an associate member of the Canadian Bar Association, the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association, he was one of the parties responsible for establishing a Barbados Chapter of the International Fiscal Association of which he is Charter President. He was the Barbados Country Chairman of the International Litigation Committee on Business Law of the International Bar Association and a former Deputy Secretary General of the International Bar Association. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in the United Kingdom, a Life Member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association and a member of the International Law Association.


Sir Trevor has spoken to a wide range of audiences on international, commercial and tax matters and has authored over two hundred (200) articles and monographs and books in the areas of Law, Economics and Public Policy, and serves as a Panel Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington. He is also a Certified International Arbitrator with the International Museums Association (ICOM).


In July 2014, as Mexico's Honorary Consul he received the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest decoration awarded to a foreigner in Mexico. It recognized his work to promote business, culture, and tourism between Barbados and Mexico by encouraging visa free travel between the two countries and initiating a treaty preventing Double Taxation within Barbadian-Mexican trade.


He is the Chairman of Chancery Chambers, a Barbados law firm engaged primarily in international and domestic business law, environmental law and the law relating to charities.

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