Lawyer with passion for oil sector admitted to bar

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Lloyd Junior Robinson, a Guyanese attorney-at-law with a passion for the oil and gas sector, was admitted to the local bar on Friday. Robinson’s petition to practice law was presented before Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, and Chief Justice Roxane George at the High Court by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall.

“I enter this profession with love, with law, and with a passion to be a change agent that serves to develop our nation,” Robinson said during his acceptance speech.

He vowed to faithfully and impartially execute all duties discharged to him.

“However, no duty is more important than that of returning thanks and in this regard, I would first like to thank God, today is only a materialisation of his great plan, secondly I would like to thank my mother Shelly Robinson, and my father Lloyd James Robinson.”

Robinson, who is from Bartica in Region Seven, graduated with Upper Second-Class honours for his law degree in 2018 from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He later attained his legal education certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 2020.

Attorney General Anil Nandlall, Lloyd Robinson, Chancellor of the Judiciary Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Chief Justice Roxane George

Robinson was then admitted to the bar in Trinidad and Tobago and has now returned to practice law in Guyana.

During his tertiary academic journey, Robinson demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. He was part of the Cave Hill Debating Society and he founded the Guyanese Student Association of Cave Hill. He was also a member of the Cave Hill Guild of Students and part of the Student Representative Council at Hugh Wooding.

Robinson was also part of the prestigious Caribbean Court of Justice International mooting competition. He has also written extensively on Guyana’s oil and gas sector.

“Mr Robinson demonstrates his intellectual and academic prowess by authoring a module on oil and gas and did an independent research paper entitled the ‘Hope of El Dorado’s Black Gold’, he also co-authored another publication titled ‘All Eyes on the Oil but what of our soil,” Minister Nandlall revealed.

Nandlall said that Guyana needs the expertise and knowledge that Robinson possesses.

“We need his skill, we need his scholarship and we need his energy in our country,” Nandlall said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Justice in accepting Robinson’s petition said she believes he will contribute positively to the development of the law profession in Guyana. The Chief Justice wished him a long and successful career.

Robinson now plans to pursue his master degree in law.

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