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SUPREME COURT OF BARBADOS

VACANCIES IN THE SUPREME COURT

The Judicial Appointments Committee has been instructed to make recommendations to the Prime Minister in respect of vacancies in the Supreme Court of Barbados for the purposes of Section 81 of the Constitution. The Judicial Appointments Committee has been advised that the Office of Chief Justice will be vacant after 30 September 2020 and there is also one vacancy to be filled for a Justice of Appeal on the Court of Appeal.

The Judicial Appointments Committee invites applications for the Office of Chief Justice and for the Office of Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of Barbados from suitably qualified persons.

A person is qualified for appointment as Chief Justice or a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal who (a) is a Judge of the High Court of Barbados; or (b) is or has been a Judge of a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or of a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a Court; or (c) is or has been a Judge of a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in a common law jurisdiction or of a Court hearing appeals from such a Court; or (d) is qualified to practise as an attorney-at-law in Barbados or some part of the Commonwealth or in a common law jurisdiction for not less than 15 years. In addition, a Professor or teacher of law who has been qualified to practise as an attorney-at-law in Barbados for 15 years is eligible for appointment.

Applicants are advised to visit the website of the Judicial Appointments Committee to view and download the Application Form and other relevant documentation.

The closing date for submission of Applications is 7 September, 2020.

Applicants are advised to view and download the Application Forms and other necessary documentation below.

Downloads

Application Form for Appointment as Chief Justice and Justice of Appeal

Referee Assessment Form

Guide to Applicants – Chief Justice and Justice of Appeal

Guide to Referees for Chief Justice and Justice of Appeal

Online Guide for Applicants for Chief Justice and Justice of Appeal

Link: https://www.barbadoslawcourts.gov.bb/judicial-vacancies/vacancies-in-the-court-of-appeal/guide-for-applicants-for-chief-justice-and-justice-of-appeal/

Online Guide for Referees for Chief Justice and Justice of Appeal

Link: https://www.barbadoslawcourts.gov.bb/judicial-vacancies/vacancies-in-the-court-of-appeal/guide-for-referees-for-chief-justice-and-justice-of-appeal/