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Armour steps down from Rowley's team

Published: 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Reginald Armour SC
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley’s legal team suffered another blow when Senior Counsel Reginald Armour withdrew himself as lead attorney in all court matters with the People’s National Movement (PNM) political leader.
 
The decision was made public on March 23, three days after Armour was elected Law Association president and one week after PNM senator Faris Al-Rawi removed himself as instructing attorney for Rowley in defamation suit filed by former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan against the Opposition Leader.
 
Al-Rawi withdrew from the matter after senior legal authorities objected to his retention as an instructing attorney for Rowley while being a witness in the same case.
 
Armour, in a brief statement announcing his withdrawal from all matters with the PNM leader, said, “I have to give consideration to the appropriate balance achieved in the best interest of the Association.”
 
He advised that, with immediate effect, “I will be returning my High Court briefs to my instructing attorneys, to have them replace me. I do this for the reason of insulating the Council and the Law Association from any charges of partiality against the Association in anything to be done under my leadership.”

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