Legal fraternity hails retiring judge Norma McIntosh
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
Court of Appeal Judge Norma McIntosh, who is retiring this year has been commended by members of the legal profession as one who gave sterling contribution to jurisprudence in Jamaica.
Justice McIntosh had her final sitting on the Bench yesterday when she sat with President of the Court of Appeal Justice Seymour Panton and Justice Patrick Brooks to hear an appeal in the Trafigura case.
However, the appeal against the ruling in the Constitutional Court was withdrawn as the lawyers said they will instead pursue an appeal against a Supreme Court ruling.
Justice Panton commended Justice McIntosh for her great service over the last 39 years and her knowledge of the law.
Queen’s Council K.D. Knight, who is appearing in the Trafigura case said he has known Justice McIntosh for many years and described her as a very hard worker.
Queen's Counsel RNA Henriques described Justice McIntosh as one who gave sterling contribution to jurisprudence.
He said he had the honour of appearing before her in very complex cases and found that she followed the matters and was seized of all the points.
Prosecutor Locksley Ricketts said whenever prosecutors appeared before Justice McIntosh they had to ensure that the ethics of the legal profession were upheld.
After joining the Public Service as a clerk of the courts in 1975 Justice McIntosh was subsequently appointed a Resident Magistrate.
In 2001, she was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench and in September 2010 she was appointed as a judge of the Court of Appeal.
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