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January 28th, 2014 by admin

Jamaican Lawyer To Advise European Court Of Justice

Local Attorney-at-Law, Marvalyn Taylor-Wright, has been invited to participate in an oral hearing before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) set for July 7.

Local Attorney-at-Law, Marvalyn Taylor-Wright, has been invited to participate in an oral hearing before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) set for July 7.

“I will be asked to advise the ECJ on the proper application of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), between the EU and Jamaica,” Taylor-Wright told┬áThe Sunday Gleaner.

The European Court of Justice established in 1952 under the Treaty of Paris, is the highest court in the European Union. Its mission is to review the legality of the Acts of the institutions of the European Union, to ensure that all 27 member states comply with the obligations under the Treaties and interprets European Union Law at the request of the national courts and tribunals.

A past student of St Andrew High School, Taylor-Wright, is a senior member of the Jamaican Bar and has been practising for the past 25 years. Currently, she chairs the Copyright Tribunal and Rent Assessment Boards, plus she is a member of the Jamaica Bar and Advocate Associations.

Apart from managing an international consultancy outfit, she has been called upon to write legal opinions from several international law firms in Community Law and International Trade relations.

At the end of her two week trip, she intends to share the information gleaned, with her colleagues in Jamaica.