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Yuri Saunders

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

His work focus remains 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
  • Appearing on successful judicial review of fines and penalties imposed on licensed bank by regulator.
  • Appearing on first-of-its-kind application by overseas (onshore) trustee-in-bankruptcy for information in respect of offshore corporate entities.
  • Appearing for the liquidator in proceedings successfully seeking sanction for the first time in Turks and Caicos Islands to enter into a conditional fee arrangement with a funder to pursue a debt to the estate.
  • Acting for former corporate directors alleged to have breached their fiduciary duties under the Companies Act causing losses of more than US$1.5 Billion.
  • Acting for a former Director alleged to have breached fiduciary duties, thereby causing oil company causing losses of US$109 Million.
  • Acting for Claimants in defamation proceedings up to and including the Privy Council.
  • Obtaining damages for false imprisonment for indigent litigants following successful habeas corpus proceedings. For which, also obtaining court permission for a conditional fee arrangements.
  • Professional & Community Involvement
  • 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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