Former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has described the decision by the President to appoint the fifth member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) as a knee-jerk reaction.
In a statement Mr. Ramlogan accused President Anthony Carmona of appointing the JLSC member in an effort to avoid the threat of legal action.
He also said that the decision does not address the issues that plague the administration of justice.
Last week, Ramlogan sent a pre-action protocol letter to President Carmona and Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, indicating that he intended to launch a constitutional motion against the State to challenge the composition and jurisdiction of the JLSC on the ground that it did not comply with the requirements in Section 110 of the Constitution.
He has called for an assurance by the President that an enquiry is carried out into why the JLSC was allowed to operate short of one member.
He said there is suspicion in the public domain as it relates to the inefficiencies of the justice system in T&T and added that the President should ensure that this uncertainty does not remain.