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List of members of the judiciary of Jersey

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Court of Appeal of Jersey

Members of the Court of Appeal are appointed under the Court of Appeal (Jersey) Law 1961. The Court of Appeal sits for seven to eight weeks during the year.

Contents

Former members of the Court of Appeal of Jersey

  • Sir Godfray Le Quesne QC (1964–97)
  • Lord Ackner (1967–71), subsequently a judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
  • Lord Jauncy of Tullichettle (1972–79), subsequently a member of the judiciary in Scotland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
  • Rt Hon Sir Roger Parker (1974–77), subsequently a judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Lord Browne Wilkinson (1976–77)
  • Rt Hon Sir Martin Nourse (1977–80), subsequently a judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal
  • Lord Neill of Bladon QC (1977–94)
  • Lord Clyde (1979–85), subsequently a member of the judiciary in Scotland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
  • His Honour Henry Pownall (1980–84), subsequently a Permanent Judge at the Central Criminal Court in England
  • Lord Hoffmann (1980–1985), subsequently a judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
  • Lord Alexander of Weedon QC
  • Sir David Calcutt QC
  • Rt Hon Sir John Chadwick (1986–93), subsequently a judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales
  • Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC (1988–96)
  • Sir Sydney Kentridge QC (1988–92)
  • Rt Hon Lord Hamilton (1988–95), subsequently Lord Justice General in Scotland
  • Lord Carlisle of Bucklow QC (1990–99)
  • Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE (1993–2004), subsequently a judge of the High Court of England and Wales
  • Richard Southwell QC (1994–2005)
  • Lord Clarke (1995–2000), subsequently a member of the judiciary in Scotland
  • Sir John Goldring (1998–99), subsequently a judge of the High Court and Senior Presiding Judge in England and Wales
  • Sir Michael Tugendhat (2000–03), subsequently a judge of the High Court of England and Wales
  • Rt Hon Sir Charles Mantell (-2007)
  • Kenneth Rokison QC (-2007), subsequently an international commercial arbitrator
  • Sir Geoffrey Vos (2005–09) a former chairman of the Bar of England and Wales and subsequently a judge of the High Court of England and Wales
  • Peter David Smith QC (1996–2010), a barrister practising in Northern Ireland, where he served as a member of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland and as the chairman of the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland
  • Jonathan Sumption QC (1995–2011) was a London-based barrister practising from Brick Court Chambers, specialising in commercial, European Union and public law. In 2011 he became the first practitioner to be appointed directly to the United Kingdom Supreme Court.
  • David Vaughan QC (appointed 2000), a London-based practitioner at Brick Court Chambers specialising in European Union law
  • Current Bailiff and Deputy Bailiff

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    Former Bailiffs and Deputy Bailiffs

    The Deputy Bailiff (Appointment and Functions) (Jersey) Law 1958 created the office of Deputy Bailiff to cope with the Bailiff's increasing workload. The list below is of holders of the office of Deputy Bailiff who were not subsequently appointed as Bailiff.

  • 1962-1968 Francis de Lisle Bois OBE
  • 1986-1992 Vernon Tomes
  • Commissioners of the Royal Court

    Under the Royal Court (Jersey) Law 1948, Part II, Commissioners of the Royal Court are appointed by the Bailiff for the hearing of a specified cause or matter or a specified term.

    Former Commissioners of the Royal Court

  • Sir Richard Tucker (2003-July 2010), a retired High Court judge. He 'was initially appointed for a number of individual cases but in April 2004 was appointed for 12 months', an appointment that was renewed annually until his 80th birthday.
  • Sir Geoffrey Nice QC (2006–2009)
  • Sir Philip Bailhache (2009-July 2011), a retired Bailiff of Jersey
  • Lord Sumption OBE PC QC. Already serving as a judge of the Jersey Court of Appeal, he was appointed as a Commissioner of the Royal Court in December 2010 but stated his intention to relinquish his judicial appointments in Jersey before he took his seat on the UK Supreme Court.
  • Jurats

    The Jurats are lay people who are the judges of fact when the Royal Court sits as the Inferior Number, and also pass sentence in criminal matters heard by the Royal Court. They hold office until the age of 72.

    Former jurats

    This list contains jurats appointed from 1945.

  • 1945-__ George Philip Billot
  • 1946-__ William John Jervoise Collas
  • 1946-__ Neville Godfray Hind
  • 1946-__ John Le Marquand
  • 1946-__ Percy Chambers Cabot
  • 1947-__ Hedley Le Riche Edwards
  • 1949-__ Reginald Philip Roissier
  • 1949-__ Sir Daniel Alfred Edmond Cabot, formerly Chief Veterinary Officer of the United Kingdom
  • 1949-__ Christopher John Molesworthy Riley, Seigneur of Trinity, Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery
  • 1949-__ Guy Malet de Carteret
  • 1950-__ Gerald Renouf
  • 1950-__ Cdr Edward Owen Obbard, DSC, GM (RN)
  • 1951-__ Col Henry Monckton Vatcher, MC
  • 1953-__ Donald Philip Norman
  • 1954-65 Clifford Orange, educated at Victoria College, Deputy for St Brelade 1934-37 and Chief Aliens Officer 1937-46
  • 1954-__ Major Leslie Thomas Anthoine, educated at Victoria College and Bristol University, Connétable of St Saviour 1923-48
  • 1955-__ Ernest Benest, educated at Victoria College and had a career as a bank manager
  • 1955-__ Capt Francis Ahier, merchant seaman
  • 1955-59 Major General Basil Charles Davey, CB CBE, formerly a professional soldier
  • 1955-__ Brigadier Stuart Douglas Graham, formerly a professional soldier
  • 1957-__ Francis Renouf Billot
  • 1958-__ Edward John Syvret
  • 1959-__ Cecil Ernest Esnouf
  • 1959-__ Capt Bertram Liott Blampied, educated at Victoria College and Sandhurst, grandson of Jurat T. Blampied and Jurat C.G. Renouf
  • 1960-__ Francis Le Boutillier
  • 1962-__ Alfred John Du Feu
  • 1963-__ William Eugene de Faye, educated at Victoria College, called to the English and Jersey Bars in 1925, worked in banking in England and Jersey, chairman of the Jersey branch of the United Nations Association
  • 1963-__ John Herbert Pallot
  • 1964-__ Stuart Philip Pepin
  • 1964-__ Richard Durnford Lloyd, educated at Victoria College, called to the English and Jersey Bars in 1937, served in the Colonial Legal Service in Nigeria and Malta
  • 1965-__ Francis Edward Luce, educated at Oxenford House, farmer, served as a Deputy 1954-65
  • 1966-__ Ralph Edward Bishop Voisin, educated at Victoria College, called to the Jersey Bar in 1925, served as Deputy for St Brelade 1937-45, Magistrate 1957-64
  • 1966-__ Herbert Brooke
  • 1966-__ Robert Hyland, MBE, career with Midland Bank
  • 1967-__ Raymond Frank Le Brocq, educated at Jersey Modern School, director of Jersey Road Transport Ltd and Jersey Motor Transport Co Ltd
  • 1968-__ William Francis Alfred Hamilton
  • 1968-__ Roy Ernest Bailhache OBE
  • 1969-__ Arthur Alfred Henry Downer
  • 1969-__ Dennis William Ryan, educated at Victoria College and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Connétable of St Helier, director of various companies
  • 1972-82 Lester Vivian Bailhache MA, educated at Victoria College, Shrewsbury and Merton College, Oxford, called to the English Bar and in 1933 to the Jersey Bar, Lieutenant Bailiff 1980-82, Deputy of St Clement; his sons, Sir Philip Bailhache and William Bailhache, became Bailiff and Deputy Bailiff.
  • 1974-__ Herbert Henry Le Quesne
  • 1974-__ Henry Perrée
  • 1975-__ Raymond Helleur le Cornu
  • 1975-__ Hon John Coutanche, a brewer and son of a former Bailiff, Lord Coutanche
  • 1975-__ John Harold Vint, a farmer
  • 1977-__ Maxwell Gordon Lucas
  • 1977-86 Leslie Alexander Picot, educated at Jersey Modern School, qualified as an accountant in 1934 becoming a partner in Alex Picot & Co, Methodist local preacher
  • 1977-__ George Norman Simon
  • 1980-20__ Peter Gilroy Blampied
  • 1980-2001 Barbara Myles OBE, a medical practitioner specialising in children's medicine and free-lance journalist, served on the Jersey Juvenile Court Panel 1970-80, first woman jurat
  • 1982-__ Clarence Sheppard Dupré
  • 1985-__ Michael Walter Bonn, educated at Eton, director of a number of finance companies, served as Deputy of St Peter 1978-84
  • 1986-__ John James Morel Orchard, educated in the UK and Ireland, had a career in banking after service in the RAF
  • 1986-__ Geoffrey Hubert Hamon
  • 1986-____ Charles Leonard Gruchy, veterinary surgeon, educated at Victoria College and Edinburgh University
  • 1987-2003 Mazel Joan Le Ruez MBE, educated at the Girls Collegiate School, became Island Commissioner of the Girl Guides, guest house proprietor, served as a panel member of the Juvenile Court
  • 1989-____ Alfred (known as Alf) Vibert, farmer, director of a building firm, guest house proprietor involved in the Honorary Police in St Brelade
  • 1990-____ Ernest William ("Nick") Herbert, founding chairman of the Council for the Protection of Jersey's Heritage
  • 1991-2004 Michael Arthur (known as Mike) Rumfitt (Lieutenant Bailiff 2003-04) was educated at Victoria College and had a career in journalism, retiring as editor of the Jersey Evening Post
  • 1994-____ Edward James MacGregor Potter, educated at Manchester Grammar School, formerly a law draftsman and Greffier to the States of Jersey
  • 1995-2011 Philip John de Veulle OBE (1995–2011, Lieutenant Bailiff from 1999), retired chartered accountant, also served as chairman of the Jersey Heritage Trust
  • 1996-2004 Arthur Philip Quérée, Connétable of St Ouen
  • 1997-2010 Sally Carolyn Le Brocq OBE, founding member of Victim Support Jersey, daughter of the Bailiff Cecil Harrison
  • 1997-2012 John Claude Tibbo (Lieutenant Bailiff 2010-12): educated at Victoria College, worked for Midland Bank in Jersey for 37 years until his retirement in 1996, Commissioner of the Jersey Financial Services Commission 1998-2005 and in 2011 was appointed a non-executive director of Jersey Development Company Ltd
  • 1998-2009 Roy Malcolm Bullen, formerly the Jersey Harbourmaster and chairman of the Jersey Lifeboat Management Group
  • 1998-2012 John Lyndon Le Breton, former Vice Principal of Victoria College
  • 1999-2006 Donald Henry Georgelin
  • 1999-2009 Geoffrey Charles Allo
  • 2003-11 Lorna Jean (known as Jean) King, MBE,a former nurse and founder of Jersey Hospice Care
  • 2004-09 Mary Newcombe, formerly Greffier to the States of Jersey
  • 2004-11 Paul Frith Liddiard, a dental surgeon.
  • Former Magistrates

  • 1950s E.A. Dorey CBE
  • 1957-1964 Ralph Edward Bishop Voisin: he was elected as a Jurat in 1966
  • ____
  • 1999-2008 Bryan Ian Le Marquand: educated at Victoria College, after private practice he served as Judicial Greffier and Master of the Royal Court. In 2008 he was elected a Senator in the States of Jersey and serves as minister for home affairs in the Council of Ministers.
  •  ?-2013 Ian Christmas: Mr Christmas has not sat judicially since 2008 when an investigation into allegations of fraud commenced; he was convicted in 2012 but remained in office until he resigned in February 2013.
  • References

    List of members of the judiciary of Jersey Wikipedia


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