Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran SC has successfully represented Trinidad High Commissioner to India, Dave Persad, in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) in London, United Kingdom, in the case of Dave Persad (Appellant) v Anirude Singh (Respondent) which was heard on June 21.
The case pertained to a claim by Singh against Persad in 2002 for arrears of rent, damages for breach of covenant and mesne profits arising from a breach of a lease agreement under which Persad’s business premises were leased from Singh at Manzanilla Road, Mayaro, Trinidad.
The lease was between Singh and Chicken Hawaii (Trinidad) Ltd (“CHTL”), a company established by Persad after he had personally negotiated the terms of the lease. The first time Singh became aware that the lessee was going to be CHTL and not Persad was when he received the lease agreement which Persad, a lawyer, had prepared. He nevertheless signed the lease, knowing that a company had a separate legal ….