His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE, is pleased to announce the appointments of Acting Magistrate Vanessa Allard, Robert Jones, and David McGrath to the Cayman Islands Summary Court.
These acting appointments were made on the recommendation of the Judicial and Legal Services to His Excellency the Governor following an increase in matters in the Summary Court as a result of the current global health pandemic. These acting appointments took effect on 8 June 2020 for a period of six months.
“I would like to thank the newly appointed Acting Magistrates for stepping forward during a time of need allowing for the administration of justice to be continued in a fair and prompt manner” the Governor said. “This is yet another example of how the Cayman Islands have demonstrated a robust approach to dealing with consequences of a global health pandemic” the Governor added.
“The appointment of Acting Magistrates Allard, Jones, and McGrath has served to continue to strengthen the Cayman Islands Judiciary particularly during this difficult time. They are each highly respected in their relevant areas of practice and the Judiciary looks forward to benefiting from their legal qualifications, skills and experiences” the Honourable Chief Justice commented.