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Yuri Saunders

From early April 2024 Yuri was elevated to the Bench of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Circuit. He therefore no longer works on firm matters. If you have queries regarding any of this former matters, you should contact Tim Prudhoe on


Yuri is from St Vincent and the Grenadines and is an experienced court advocate.

His work focus was civil and corporate-commercial litigation in Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions both as Counsel and Junior Counsel.

He has appeared before High Courts and Courts of Appeal in the British Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks and Caicos Islands and other Caribbean countries.

He has also appeared before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council as Junior Counsel.

Select Engagements

Yuri appeared – often with Tim Prudhoe – on many complex and ground-breaking cases across the Region.

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Guyana
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada, Philosophy BA

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, LLB

Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago, LEC

Professional & Community Involvement

OECS Bar Association

Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago


INSOL Fellow

Recent writing engagements:

April 2023 – INSOL, Technical Paper Series No. 57: “Modified Universalism and its Parallel in the South African Common Law”

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Other news and articles

Other news and articles
Community involvement
May 7, 2024

Nadia Chiesa presenting at ABA conference on discovery issues in the Caribbean

Apr 20, 2024

Belize extradition proceedings