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Appointment of Magistrate

Local News 24 Jun, 2021 Follow News

Magistrate Vanessa Allard

His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Vanessa Allard as a full-time Magistrate of the Summary Court.

The Judicial and Legal Services Commission recently carried out an open recruitment process advertising the post both locally and overseas. Following a short-listing process, an interview panel interviewed five persons for this post ultimately recommending Ms. Allard as the successful candidate. His Excellency subsequently accepted the recommendation.

“Magistrates in the Summary Court preside over a wide range of civil and criminal matters including in extremely specialist courts such as the Drug Rehabilitation Court” His Excellency the Governor Martyn Roper, OBE said. “I am pleased to appoint Ms. Allard as a full-time Magistrate given the generalist experience she has gained during her legal and acting judicial career to date” His Excellency continued.

“Ms. Allard has contributed significantly to the Summary Courts since she was appointed as an Acting Magistrate in June 2020” the Honourable Chief Justice said. “We look forward to formally welcoming Ms. Allard as a full-time member of the judiciary in due course and to her role in the positive growth of the Summary Court under the leadership of Chief Magistrate Foldats” the Chief Justice continued.

Ms. Allard will take up her full-time post on new appointment on 12 July 2021.


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