Martin G. Daly S.C. is a graduate of the London School of Economics (L.S.E.) and an Uthwatt scholar of Gray’s Inn. He has been in practice as an attorney-at-law for over 40 years. He is the Senior Partner of the firm, M.G. Daly and Partners. At the age of 35, he was appointed Senior Counsel of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, (the youngest appointment in the Caribbean). He has also served as a temporary Judge of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Daly has practiced extensively in virtually every field of civil law, including at Her Majesty’s Privy Council, London. His specialties are in Commercial, Corporate, Labour and Public Law and Civil Litigation.
Mr. Daly held the office of Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago between 1992 and 2002, by virtue of appointments to that office by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, made under section 40 of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago by the President who appoints nine Senators in his own discretion “from outstanding persons from economic or social or community organisation and other major fields of endeavour”. Mr. Daly’s appointment carried no affiliation to any political organisation.
During his service as an Independent Senator, Mr. Daly became well known for his successful promotion of independently crafted amendments to legislation introduced by different Governments when in office. He took a keen interest in foreign investor accountability to the host nations. He also did substantial committee work in and out of Parliament as a member of the:
- Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the Constitution Amendment Bill relative to the Police Service Commission (1994).
- Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the Companies Act and Security Industries Act (1995).
- Parliamentary Committee to examine and make recommendations for amendments to legislation for the regulation of the tourism industry (1997).