The Director of Public Prosecutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Candia James-Malcolm as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, following an open recruitment process.
Ms James-Malcolm was awarded a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000. Thereafter, she pursued the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law. She was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001, and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
Ms James-Malcolm returned to Trinidad and Tobago in 2002, where she was admitted to the Bar and joined the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. In 2008 she became a Legal Adviser to an intelligence agency in the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2009, Ms James-Malcolm became Crown Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, where she dedicated her practice to securing criminal justice in the Cayman Islands. In January 2017, she was promoted to Senior Crown Counsel. In July 2018, she became Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Director of the Justice Protection Administrative Centre. She has acted as Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions since January 2019.
Ms James-Malcolm has 18 years’ experience as a prosecutor and a civil servant, and is a permanent resident of the Cayman Islands. She prosecutes a wide range of serious and complex matters in the Summary Court, Grand Court and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, with a particular emphasis on serious and organised crime, offences involving violence and firearms, and sexual offences.