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Judith Pusey appointed chief parish courts judge

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 7:14 PM
Chief Justice Zaila McCalla (left) congratulates Chief Parish Judge Judith Pusey after her appointment.

Corporate Area jurist Judith Pusey was today appointed the first Chief Judge of the Parish Courts.

Pusey was sworn in by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen during a ceremony at King's House.

She was among seven judges who took the oath of office to serve in different areas of the judiciary.

Justice Paulette Williams and Justice Carol Edwards were appointed as judges of the Appeal Court while Carolyn Tie, Stephanie Haisley-Jackson and Sonya Wint-Blair were sworn in to act as Puisne Judges in the Supreme Court.

Pamela Margot Mason was sworn in to act as Master-in-Chambers.

Sir Patrick was full of praise for Pusey.

"You are most deserving of the honour, your honour," he told her.

The position of Chief Judge of the Parish Court was created following changes to the Judicature (Resident Magistrates) (Amendment and Change of Name) Act 2015.

President of the Court of Appeal Justice Dennis Morrison wished her good luck as she "seeks to bring some definition" to the office.