POLITICAL activist Ravi Balgobin Maharaj is now free to file judicial review proceedings against the State as it relates to the discontinuation of a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against former Petrotrin chairman Malcolm Jones.

Jones died in 2017.

On two previous occasions, Maharaj was denied permission at both the High and Appeal Courts to file the proceedings.

Yesterday however, the Privy Council in London, England, overturned both rulings and allowed Maharaj to file the proceedings at the local High Court.

Maharaj is seeking the disclosure of two witness statements in arbitration proceedings between Petrotrin and World GTL over the failed gas-to-liquids plant.