Frances Carryl is an Attorney-at-law of Guyanese descent. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB-Dist) from the University of Guyana, a Certificate of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School and a Master of Laws Degree in Oil and Gas Law (LLM-Dist) from the University of Aberdeen. While a student, she held research positions at the Caribbean Court of Justice and Aberdeen Commercial Energy Solutions Limited where her work guided decision-makers to make reasoned decisions with far-reaching impacts. It is during this time that she garnered a greater appreciation for the importance of legal scholarship in legal decision-making.
At present, Carryl lectures law at the University of Guyana, and her primary area of research and practice is Oil and Gas Law with a focus on Environmental Risk and Regulation. In this regard, Frances Carryl is experienced in prosecuting environmental offences, defending environmental decisions, preparing environmental management tools such as Permits and Guarantees, advising on amendments to Environmental Laws, providing environmental information to the public, and further like matters.
In addition to her work as a member of the legal Bar, Carryl continues to serve the legal Academy as an avid contributor to legal scholarship understanding that the legal Academy, like the Bar and Bench, plays a critical role in fostering justice in society. For her, what it does is "enhance awareness on the law, evoke legal thought and conversations about issues that may otherwise escape busy advocates, legislators and adjudicators, and champions changes in law, all in support of a more just and fair society".