Justice Mangatal appointed as Grand Court judge in Cayman
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
Supreme Court Judge Justice Ingrid Mangatal has been appointed as a Grand Court judge in the Cayman Islands.
The appointment takes effect in January 2015.
Commenting on the appointment, Justice Mangatal said the Cayman Judicial and Legal Services Commission has presented her with a wonderful opportunity.
Cayman Islands Governor, Helen Kilpatrick, said she was confident that Mangatal's breadth of knowledge, skills and experience in criminal and civil law will be invaluable for the Cayman Islands judiciary and the people on a whole.
Meanwhile, Mangatal said she has enjoyed her years on the bench in Jamaica.
Mangatal is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School, who was called to the bar in 1987.
She went into private practice with several firms in litigation and was also a partner in the law firm DunnCox Orrett and Ashenheim, now DunnCox.
In 2000 she was appointed as a Resident Magistrate.
She also served as Senior Assistant Attorney General and Director of Litigations in the Attorney General's Department
Justice Mangatal served on the Supreme Court Bench in Jamaica from 2003 to 2014.
She was appointed on several occasions to act in the Court of Appeal and was so acting from January to September this year when she went on leave.
Mangatal was also recommended this year for appointment to the Court of Appeal bench.
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