Phillip died in his sleep in London, on Wednesday, 15th January, 2014, after travelling there with his wife, the evening before, for a family event.
In addition to his illustrious 50 year career in Trinidad & Tobago, Phillips also presided over numerous court cases in sister Caribbean nations. One such case was in 1967 when he defended PAM Co-founder, Michael Oliver Powell, in the trials brought by the Robert Bradshaw Government, surrounding what they charged was an attempt to overthrow the administration by Anguillians and some of their counterparts in St. Kitts. Phillips however helped in forcing the government to drop the case, with those arrested, including Powell, being released from detention.
As the current PAM leader joins the growing list of regional personalities paying tribute to the former Queens Counsel, Richards extended, on behalf of the Executive and members of the People’s Action Movement, as well as his own behalf, “deepest condolences to the Hudson-Phillips family and the people of Trinidad and Tobago on the passing of former Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago Mr. Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips.”
The PAM Leader also referred to Phillips as a long-time friend of the Peoples Action Movement who was the featured speaker at their 22nd Annual Convention on February 22nd 1987. He also delivered the First Dr. William V. Herbert memorial lecture in St. Kitts on 20th June 2001.