Garvin Nicholas is the former Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago, former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, former Ambassador to Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden and is the Head of Odysseus Chambers.
Garvin was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2001 by the Inner Temple and admitted to practice in Trinidad and Tobago in June 2002 and holds an LLM (Commendation) in Maritime Law from City University of London, a Bachelor of Law (Upper Second Class) from the Oxford Brookes University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies from the Inns of Court School of Law, London.
Garvin has advised on and drafted key legislation in a number of areas inclusive of crime, the family court, insurance, trade, tax, the acquisition of offshore patrol vessels, extradition and constitutional reform.
As a Diplomat, Garvin was voted the 2012 Ambassador of the Year from the Americas. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation. He also served on a number of committees and subcommittees including being Chairman of the Grants Committee of the Commonwealth Foundation, member of the Commonwealth Education Trust, member of the Commonwealth Advisory Panel for the Queen Elizabeth Dimond Jubilee Trust, Chairman of the Sub-Committee of the CARICOM High Commissioners for Trade and Development, and a member of the Sub-Committee to rationalize the Strategic Plan of the Commonwealth Secretariat which developed the new Commonwealth Charter.
Garvin is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Port of Spain West, a former member of the Rotary Club of St Marylebone, London and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Garvin is happy to advise on matters pertinent to corporate and international trade, acquisition of real property, admiralty and shipping, insurance, criminal, civil and family law.