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Rose Law Caribbean
The Lauder Building,
120 Abercromby Street
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Tel: +1 868 623 4104
Fax: +1 868 623 9455


Margaret Rose, (Trinidad and Tobago) LLB (Hons) UWI, L.E.C. LLM Corporate Commercial Law, is an attorney at law, called to the bar of Trinidad and Tobago in 1995. Qualified to practice throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean and with extensive litigation and jury trial experience, Ms. Rose is Managing Partner and Head of the Public Procurement Practice at Rose Law Caribbean. The firm’s particular areas of practice include criminal, anti-corruption, governance and procurement law, construction and community law. During the period 1994 – 1998, Ms. Rose lectured in the areas of Equity and Trust Law, Company Law and Contract Law in the London (External) LLB Programme. Between 1995 and 2002 Ms. Rose practiced principally in the areas of criminal and public law and appeared at both the High Court and the Appellate Court.

From 1995 – 2011 Ms. Rose appeared in several capital matters in the Criminal Assizes and holds an almost unblemished record of acquittals save one which conviction was subsequently set aside by the Privy Council and a manslaughter verdict reinstated. Also during the course of her practice in Trinidad and Tobago, Ms. Rose appeared in the first confiscation proceedings, first paper committal proceedings, first prosecution under the Computer Misuse Act 2002, the first judicial review proceedings where a decision to interdict a public servant’s salary was quashed and the first successful case of misfeasance in public office by a public official.

Since 2002, Ms. Rose has served on multiple procurement fraud enquiries, both as counsel to the Commission and representing senior public sector officials and currently advises public and private sector entities in the area of public contracting risk, procurement fraud and corruption.

In December 2006 Ms. Rose co-founded the Caribbean Procurement Institute (CPI) and now serves as Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Rose has spearheaded the development of the premier CPPC Forum, the Procurement Intensive Seminar Series™ which is a series of two day intensive training programmes designed to give the participant an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of the legal and practical complexities arising in specialised areas in the field of procurement, The Procurement Law Toolkit Series™ and the five (5) day Osgoode Certificate in Public Procurement Law (Commonwealth Caribbean Edition). Ms. Rose served as adjunct faculty at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto Canada in its annual Public Procurement Law Certificate Programme between 2010 – 2013. In 2008, the CPI sponsored the establishment of its sister non-profit organisation the Caribbean Association of Procurement Professionals (CAPP) which is dedicated to serving the professional development, certification and capacity building of procurement professionals. From inception to date, CPI has trained over 2500 regional professionals engaged in the function of procurement.

Since 2008 Ms. Rose representing CPI has lectured and presented at conferences extensively across the globe in the area of public procurement, governance and anti-corruption in Tunisia, Germany, Nigeria, Canada, Holland, Sweden, the Philippines and throughout the English Speaking Caribbean.

Ms. Rose is the founder of the NGO Disclosure Today with head offices in the UK and local offices in Trinidad and Tobago and Portugal and currently serves as it’s Chairman. Disclosure Today is an award-winning social governance project promoting responsible and effective citizen engagement in public decision-making.

Ms. Rose has served on several state and private sector boards and has chaired Procurement Advisory Committees and Tenders Committees. Ms. Rose is former Vice Chairman of the local Chapter of Transparency International, the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) and a former executive member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Criminal Bar Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Ms. Rose currently serves on the Board of the Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting (CIFA), the Advisory Board of the International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC) body, the Anti Corruption Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the Advisory Board of the International Development Institute for Leadership, Management and Technology (IDILMAT) headquartered in Ghana.

The Public Procurement Law Practice:

In our Public Procurement Practice we assist both private and public sector bodies in policy development, transactional advice, contract tendering and negotiation, project implementation, dispute resolution and public law litigation. We partner with our sister organization the Caribbean Procurement Institute and retain other business experts to ensure that the advice we provide is proactive, efficient and solution oriented as distinct from a rigid legalistic approach.

Rose Law Caribbean:

Rose Law Caribbean is a boutique practice specialising in Community, Anti-Corruption, Governance and Procurement & Public Construction & Infrastructure Law.

Rose Law Caribbean with its strategic alliances worldwide also provides sophisticated business and procurement solutions for companies expanding their business operations from or into emerging and frontier markets.

At the heart of our ethos is the need to be relevant. The world is changing. Business is changing. Our understanding of the world and our relationship with it is changing. In order to meet the demands for a more holistic approach to commercial problem solving, we have embraced technology, alternative billing arrangements and the engagement of non-legal specialists and firms to enhance our offering and provide a more sophisticated legal, business and economic consulting service to our clientele.

With our virtual platform we aim to exceed your expectations and provide a convenient and cost effective service for our clients all over the world.

We pursue our clients needs whilst maintaining our commitment to the principles of excellence in:

  • Providing legal work of the highest quality, while negotiating and, if required, litigating with tenacity and perseverance;
  • Providing strategic advice aimed at dispute avoidance and dispute mitigation
  • Insisting on the utmost integrity of our attorneys, paralegals, litigation team members and strategic partners worldwide; while
  • Offering attentive and responsive service to clients and pro bono assistance to select individuals requiring equal benefit and protection from abuse of power.

We empower clients to manage risk arising from legal issues both in and out of the courtroom underpinned by a bias in favour of proactive and preventative strategic interventions.

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