Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Cayman Chief Justice to start new role in Bermuda come June 2018

The Governor’s office on Friday announced that, Chief Justice, Anthony Smellie QC had been offered and accepted appointment as a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Bermuda.

The Chief Justice will serve for the first time on the Bermuda Court in June 2018, when he will be away from office in the Cayman Islands on leave.

Justice Smellie has served as a judge in the Cayman Island since 1993.

He became Chief Justice in 1998.

Smellie earlier served as Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica and as Solicitor-General and Acting Attorney-General for the Cayman Islands.

In 1989, he was appointed as Queen’s Counsel; Smellie also been a member of the Court of Appeal of both Jersey and Guernsey.