Kiev Chesney was admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago in November of 2016, after being called to the bar of the Republic of Guyana a few weeks earlier in October of 2016.
Chesney is a dynamic and versatile young attorney with a unique brand of qualifications enabling him to connect with a multiplicity of practice areas.
From the tender age of 18, the Queen’s College graduate honed his writing skills as a sports journalist for Stabroek News and Guyana Times for a combined stint of seven years. This former national track athlete/ basketball player graduated from the University of Guyana in 2011 with an associate’s degree in Public Communication Studies. He received the accolade of Sports Journalist of the Year from the Guyana Olympic Association, and Most Outstanding athlete of the University of Guyana both in 2010.
Chesney was then awarded a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Guyana in 2014 with a concentration in international electives including International Trade Relations, Private International Law and Caribbean Integration Law.
It is this unique blend that enabled Chesney to holistically excel while in pursuit of his Legal Education Certificate at the Hugh Wooding Law School. Particularly in the area of advocacy, Chesney was selected as a member of the Hugh Wooding Law School’s Team for the 2016 Caribbean Court of Justice International Mooting Competition after he had previously advanced to the finals at the Hugh Wooding Law School’s edition of the 2015 Margaret Forte Criminal Law Mooting Competition.
Chesney was also elected as President of the Students’ Representative Council of the Hugh Wooding Law School where he served during the period of 2015 to 2016.
Chesney zealously practices at both the Criminal and Civil bars, gaining experience in a variety of practice areas.
As an active and avid member of the Duty Counsel Scheme and the Panel of Attorneys at the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority, Chesney has been able to gain an appreciation for and understanding of both the Magisterial and Supreme Court practices.
Chesney’s ambition is to steadfastly continue to aspire in this noble profession while providing quality service to the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.