Opposition Leader Keith Rowley has sent condolences to the family of Karl Hudson-Phillips.
Hudson-Phillips, who died Wednesday at age 80, was a former Attorney General who served in the Eric Williams PNM government but later fell out with the leader and the party and formed his own party, The Organisation for National Reconstruction, which fought the 1981 general election.
He merged the party with other opposition parties in 1986 and formed the National Alliance for Reconstruction, which won a landslide 33-3 victory over the PNM, ending the party's 30-year unbroken rule.
Rowley's message is repoduced below:
Mr Hudson-Phillip remained a most sought after legal mind whose opinions invariably reflected his exceptional knowledge of law as well as standards of ethics. Present day attorneys and politicians will do well to follow his sterling example.
On behalf of my family and the People's National Movement I express deep condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Mr Hudson-Phillip and indeed the legal fraternity on his passing. May he rest in peace.