Dennis M.A. Gurley S.C.,
Senior Partner/Notary Public/FCIArb
Banking + Finance
Corporate + Commercial
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Estate Planning + Administration
Solicitor of England and Wales – 1976 (non-practising)
Trinidad and Tobago – 1977
Solicitor, Dominica – 1998
Dennis practised as a Solicitor in England following his admission to practice in 1976. He joined the firm in September 1977 and practised civil litigation. In 1997, Dennis became a member of the firm’s corporate and commercial team. His breadth of experience, therefore, spans both litigation and corporate and commercial law. Dennis advises on a wide range of matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures, company incorporation, corporate governance, banking, commercial litigation, estate planning and administration, pension schemes and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Apart from practising as an attorney-at-law, notary public, mediator and arbitrator, he served as Secretary and as Vice-president of the Trinidad and Tobago Law Association and is a director of several companies including Dialogue Solutions Limited, and First Caribbean International Bank (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited.
Dennis became a Certified Mediator in Trinidad and Tobago in 2006 and has completed the professional designation of fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediators. He has mediated numerous commercial and other disputes, Chaired an arbitral tribunal appointed under the ICC Rules; appointed a member of an arbitral tribunal in an international arbitration and acted as sole arbitrator in many arbitrations. Dennis has acted for both Claimants and Respondents in many international and domestic arbitration proceedings in the Caribbean and North America.
In December 2011, Dennis was awarded the status of Senior Counsel.
The Law Society of England and Wales
Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago
The International Bar Association
Commonwealth Lawyers Association
“Mediation Policies and the Private Sector” in The Lawyer, Feb. 2003.
“Alternative Dispute Resolution – A Commercial Perspective” in The Lawyer, April, 1996