Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 124 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2012] UKPC 29
Court: Privy Council

Lord Walker, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath and Sir Stephen Sedley

Representation Sir Fenton Ramsahoye SC and Tom Richards (instructed by Bankside Commercial Solicitors) for the claimant.
  Peter Knox QC (instructed by Charles Russell LLP) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 16 August 2012


Trinidad and Tobago - Statute - Construction - Claimant prison officer applying for temporary role - Second defendant Public Service Commission refusing to consider claimant as not in possession of required qualification for permanent holder of role - Claimant applying for judicial review - Whether defendants erring in finding claimant not eligible for role - Public Service Commission Regulations, Reg 26.

The Case

Trinidad and Tobago Statute. The Privy Council allowed the claimant prison officer's application for judicial review of the refusal of second defendant Public Service Commission of Trinidad and Tobago to consider him for appointment to a temporary vacancy.

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