Om Lalla (Trinidad)

Call date: 1994
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Areas of Practice

Profile

Practice Areas

Arbitration

Sports Law

Defamation

Criminal Law

Experience & Expertise

Om Lalla was called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 1994. He initially practiced in criminal law and it was this that resulted in his association with Ely Place Chambers. In 1996 he was a junior to Ronald Thwaites Q.C in an infamous criminal trial in Trinidad in which 9 men were charged with the murder of a family. The leader of the men, Dole Chadee, at the time of trial had been described as the most notorious and ruthless drug trafficker in the country.

After the trial on the invitation of Ronald Thwaites Q.C, Mr Lalla spent several months at 10 King Bench Walk before returning to the family practice of K.R. Lalla & Co. in Port of Spain, Trinidad, appearing in many high profile criminal trials including drug trafficking, murder, extradition and fraud.

Over time he developed a practice which covers a wide range of civil work including commercial litigation, arbitration, sports law, defamation and public law. He appears as instructed attorney at the Magistrates Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and represents clients throughout the Caribbean.

As a member of K.R.Lalla & Co. Om represents high profile corporate clients and individuals. He has represented several football sporting bodies including the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation, the Caribbean Football Union and the Confederation of North Central American and Caribbean Association Federation. In May 2011 he represented former Vice President of FIFA Jack Warner at disciplinary hearings in Zurich.

He has also appeared in Trinidad in a number of commercial matters as junior Counsel to William McCormick Q.C. one of which is under appeal to the Privy Council and is a member of the Bar of Guyana.

Appointments

As well as being a door tenant at Ely Place Chambers Om has been a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) since 2003.