Judith Pusey appointed as Chief Parish Judge

September 12, 2016
Judith Pusey

Corporate Area judge Judith Pusey has been appointed as Chief Parish Judge.

The post was created last year following changes to the Resident Magistrate and Supreme Court Acts in a move to strengthen the administration of justice.

The amendment also allowed for a name change from resident magistrate to parish judge, and it gives judges additional powers and jurisdiction.

As Chief Parish Judge Pusey will have administrative oversight for parish judges and the parish courts.

She will be sworn into to office tomorrow by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at a ceremony at King’s House.

Meanwhile, there will also be other appointments in the judiciary.

Supreme Court judge Paulette Williams is to be appointed to the Court of the Appeal, having previously acted as an appeals court judge.

Parish court judges Stephanie Jackson Haisley and Sonya Wint-Blair are to act as Supreme Court judges.

Registrar of the Supreme Court, Pamela Mason, is to act as Master in Chambers.

They, too, are to be sworn in tomorrow. 


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