Judicial Vacancies

SUPREME COURT OF BARBADOS

VACANCIES IN HIGH COURT

CLOSING DATE: 27th October 2023

The Judicial Appointments Committee has been advised that two judicial vacancies exist in the High Court of Barbados.

The Judicial Appointments Committee has been appointed to make recommendations to the Prime Minister in respect of persons to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Barbados for the purposes of Section 81 of the Constitution. Accordingly, the Judicial Appointments Committee now invites applications for the Office of Judge of the High Court from suitably qualified persons.

A person is qualified for appointment as a Judge of the High Court if he or she — (a) is qualified to practise as an attorney-at-law in Barbados and has practised as such in Barbados, a Commonwealth country or in a common law jurisdiction for not less than 10 years; or (b) is or has been a Judge of a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in a Commonwealth country 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 having jurisdiction in appeals from such a court.

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

Please use the following link below:

https://www.barbadoslawcourts.gov.bb/judicial-vacancies/vacancies-in-high-court/

The deadline for submission of Applications is 4.00 p.m. on 27 October 2023.

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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
The Judicial Service Commission

Judge of the Supreme Court (Criminal)

CLOSING DATE: 20th October 2023

The Judicial Service Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands invites applications for the position of:

Judge of the Supreme Court (Criminal) of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk

The Supreme Court is a superior court of record. Its original jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters is similar to that exercised by all divisions of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice in England and the Crown Court. In its appellate jurisdiction the Supreme Court deals with all appeals from the Magistrates’ Court, and from bodies and persons exercising quasi- judicial powers for special purposes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates for this position must be:

(a) a barrister or solicitor of the United Kingdom, of any other part of the Commonwealth, or of Ireland;

(b) a member of the Faculty of Advocates or a Writer to the Signet of Scotland; or

(c) an attorney of the Supreme Court admitted under the TCI Legal Profession Ordinance or under any law for the time being in force in the Islands making like provision, and of at least ten (10) years’ standing as such.

It is desirable that applicants have a common law background and, ideally, knowledge and experience of Chancery Practice.

Candidates with judicial experience in the higher judiciary will be more favourably considered.

DURATION AND SCOPE OF WORK

A three (3) year contract extendable by mutual agreement.

The successful candidate will be required to reside on the island of Grand Turk, and will primarily conduct criminal trials, and hear from time to time any other case that comes before the Supreme Court in its original or appellate jurisdiction.

He/she will also be expected to sit on, or chair committees within the Judiciary, if necessary.

RENUMERATION PACKAGE:

SALARY – $124,800 per annum (income tax free)
PROFESSIONAL ALLOWANCE – $6,000 per annum
TELEPHONE ALLOWANCE – $720 per annum
TRANSPORTATION ALLOWANCE – $2,760 per annum
HOUSING ALLOWANCE – $36,000.00 per annum

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. A resume with current contact information.
  3. An accompanying Cover Letter.
  4. two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer).
  5. Copies of educational certificates.
  6. A copy of the Passport photo page.

Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.

Note that the referees may be contacted as necessary.

To receive an application form please email request to lreynolds@gov.tc

An email application must be sent to: lreynolds@gov.tc  with the subject line being: Supreme Court Judge Application.

Or by courier to:

Lavern Skippings Reynolds
Secretary, Judicial Service Commission
Waterloo, Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands

An email application must have the subject line: SUPREME COURT JUDGE APPLICATION.

If sent by courier, the envelope should have the subject:  SUPREME COURT JUDGE APPLICATION clearly marked on the front.

Applications without supporting documents will not be processed. Persons with judicial experience in the higher judiciary will be more favourably considered.

Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Closing Date:  20TH October 2023

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EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT
VACANCY NOTICE

COMMERCIAL COURT PRESIDING JUDGE
British Virgin Islands

CLOSING DATE: 30th October 2023

APPOINTING AUTHORITY:
 Judicial and Legal Services Commission of the Supreme Court established under the Courts Order 1967 (Imperial Legislation Statutory Instrument No 223 of 1967) and chaired by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (“the ECSC”).

THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION:
The Commercial Division of the ECSC is a superior court of record which hears and determines Commercial Cases as defined in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Civil Procedure Rules 2000 and the Civil Procedure Rules (Revised Edition) 2023.  The bulk of the work of the Commercial Division consists of high value cross-border litigation with a base in financial services, international commerce and company and insolvency law. Appeals from decisions of the Commercial Division are heard by the Court of Appeal of the ECSC, from which appeals lie to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. To hear and determine all claims commenced in the Commercial Division of the High Court, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (‘the Commercial Court‘) including all interim and other applications made in the course of such proceedings. While the bulk of such claims will be commenced and heard in the Commercial Division sitting in Tortola, Territory of the Virgin Islands (‘British Virgin Islands’), the Commercial Court Judge may, at the direction of the Chief Justice, hear claims originating from the six Member States and two other UK Overseas Territories which comprise the territorial jurisdiction of the ECSC, whether in Tortola or in the particular Member State or Overseas Territory in question.
  1. To constitute and convene a Commercial Court Users Committee comprising representatives of local law firms which regularly make use of the facilities of the Commercial Court (‘the Committee’).
  1. To keep under review, in conjunction with the Committee, the functioning of the Commercial Court Registry and to make such recommendations as may seem expedient for ensuring the efficient management of cases proceeding in the Commercial Court.
  1. To keep under review, in conjunction with the Committee, the practice and procedure of the Commercial Court and to make such recommendations for its development as may seem expedient.
  1. Before expiration of term, to provide such advice and assistance to a successor Judge as may be necessary to enable a seamless handover. 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 The suitable candidate should possess:

At least the (10) years’ experience as a Judge in a Court within the Commonwealth which has Civil jurisdiction in cross-border or International Commercial cases;

OR

At least five (5) years’ experience as a Judge in a specialised court dealing with cross-border or International Commercial cases;

OR

At least ten (10) years’ practise as a leading Attorney-at-Law specializing in litigation involving cross-border or International Commercial cases.

Prior experience as a judge within the Commonwealth in a specialised court dealing with cross-border or International Commercial cases is considered an asset. 

TERM:  Three (3) years or any agreed extension of same.

 RESIDENCE:           Tortola, British Virgin Islands

 SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

  • Gross Salary: US$200,000.00 per annum, free of tax, payable monthly in arrears (comprising base salary and other allowances);
  • Gratuity of 20% of contractual salary payable upon successful completion of contract (free of tax);
  • Six calendar weeks’ or 42 calendar days’ vacation per annum;
  • Life and Medical insurance coverage;
  • Fully furnished rent-free accommodation and all associated utilities;
  • Entitlement to Duty Free allowances in accordance with the laws of the British Virgin Islands;
  • Driver and fully maintained vehicle;
  • Passage for appointee, spouse and underage children from country of residence to the British Virgin Islands at commencement of contract and return to country of former residence at end of contract. 

APPLICATIONS: 

Applications Forms can be accessed on the Court’s website at: www.eccourts.org.  Applications must be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae and full details of all relevant experience.  Applications must be submitted electronically via email by Monday, 30th October 2023 to: 

The Secretary,   Judicial and Legal Services Commission,  P.O. Box 1093,  Castries,Saint Lucia, West Indies,      Email:  jlsc@eccourts.org   Tel: 1 758 457 3600

Vacancy Notice – Commercial Division BVI
Application Form & Guide – Commercial Court Judge 2023
Guide for Referees – Commercial Division 2023
Referee Assessment Form -fillable V

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EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT
VACANCY NOTICE

JUDICIAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT,
St Lucia

CLOSING DATE: 13th October 2023

Vacancy notice – Judicial Research Assistant 

ECSC Application Form – Legal positions

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ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS,

CROWN COUNSEL
St Lucia

CLOSING DATE: 11 OCTOBER 2023

There are two positions available for Crown Counsel In St Lucia
Vacancy Notice – Crown Counsel II, AG’s Chambers – Deadline 11 Oct 2023

Vacancy Notice – Crown Counsel IV, AG’s Chambers – Deadline 11 Oct 2023

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The Judicial Service Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands

invites applications for the position of:

PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL,
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 

CLOSING DATE: 30th September 2023

The Judicial Service Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands invites applications for  the Office of President of the Court of Appeal from suitably qualified persons.

Candidates for this position must be a Judge of the High Court; or 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 Ireland or of a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a Court.

The Court of Appeal hears appeals in three or four sessions every year. Each session is usually three weeks long and the court may hear appeals virtually.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

There is a three (3) year appointment extendable on mutual agreement.

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page.

Applications should be addressed to the Secretary to the Judicial Service Commission, Governor’s Office, Waterloo, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands.

Applications can be sent by email to: lreynolds@gov.tc with the subject line being: President of the Court of Appeal Application.

If sent by courier, envelopes should have the subject: President of the Court of Appeal Application clearly marked on the front.

Closing date for submissions will be  30th September 2023. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SUITABLE CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW.

 

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EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT
VACANCY NOTICE

Suitably qualified applicants are invited to fill the position of:

HIGH COURT JUDGE

CLOSING DATE:  Friday 29th September 2023.

To serve in any of the Member States and Territories of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.  Applicants may be posted in a Member State or Territory despite being a citizen or resident of that country if the circumstances permit.

Applicants for the position of High Court Judge must:

(a)  be or have been a judge of a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a court; or

(b) be qualified to practise as an advocate in such a court, and has so practised for a period or periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 10 years.

It is desirable that applicants have a common law background and, preferably, knowledge and experience in criminal practice and procedure, civil practice and procedure or, ideally, a combination of both. Prior judicial experience, though not a requirement, would be viewed favourably.

Applicants are also expected to possess a high level of personal integrity and if successful are expected to subscribe to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Code of Judicial Conduct.

TOTAL BASIC SALARY: EC$17,966.50 monthly inclusive of transportation and entertainment allowances, tax free.

Other benefits include, among others, fully funded medical insurance plan, non-contributory pension plan; rent-free accommodation or housing allowance.

Interested persons may download an application package from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s Website – www.eccourts.org or make a request in writing from:

The Secretary

Judicial and Legal Services Commission
PO. Box 1093
The Waterfront
Castries
Saint Lucia, West Indies

Telephone: [758] 457-3600

Email:  jlsc@eccourts.org

Deadline for receipt of applications:  Friday, 29th September 2023.

Application Form and Guide-HCJ
Guide for Referees
Referee Assessment Form

Note:  Only suitably qualified applicants will be acknowledged.

The Commission does not bind itself to make an appointment from among those persons who apply.