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Barrie Attzs


Areas of Experience: Tax Law, Commercial Litigation, Immigration Law

Language: English


Barrie is a Caribbean tax lawyer and is the Managing Partner of Attzs Law. He was formerly the Head of Caribbean Tax Litigation at Ernst & Young Law and a Tax Partner at one of Trinidad & Tobago’s largest and oldest law firms, J.D. Sellier + Co.

Barrie began his career in Canada at a large “Seven Sisters” international business law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where he focused on corporate and commercial litigation. He has acted as Assistant Commission Counsel to one of the largest judicial inquiries in the history of the City of Toronto. Currently, Barrie’s practice is focused on advising and representing taxpayers on range of tax and commercial matters. His aim is always to ensure the best outcome while recognising the practical and commercial realities for those facing difficult issues.

Barrie is a graduate of King’s College London University School of Law, wherein he obtained his LL.B with Upper Second Class Honours. He subsequently attended law school in Canada and maintained a first-class average in order to obtain the Certificate of Qualification, which is the equivalent to a Canadian law degree.

In 2012, Barrie obtained the Cert. FA designation after having successfully completed a prescribed course of studies in relation to the Trinidad & Tobago Banking and Financing industry.


  • Insider Trading and The Connected Person: The Implications of the Legislative Amendments – Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter Issue 5 January 2015
  • Material Change and Disclosure Obligations-Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter Issue 2 May 2014
  • Payments to Non-Residents, Legal Minefields, the Management Charge Restriction, and Canons of Statutory Interpretation.
  • Tax Planning for Charities: An Oxymoron?
  • Case Analysis & Comparison: Filing an Amended Corporation Tax Return


  • Bachelor of Laws, King’s College London University (UK)
  • Certificate of Qualification, Federation of the Law Societies of Canada (equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor of Laws)
  • Cert. FA (Certified Financial Advisor – Securities, Dealers, specialization), Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Legal Education Certificate, Hugh Wooding Law School
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