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Justice Dennis Morrison to be appointed Appeal Court president

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2015 | 12:05 AM
Justice Dennis Morrison accepts his instrument of appoinment as acting Court of Appeal president from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen in August.

One of Jamaica's leading judges, Dennis Morrison, is to be appointed President of Jamaica's Court of Appeal. 

The Gleaner/ Power 106 News Centre understands that he will be sworn in on Monday by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at a ceremony at King's House in St. Andrew. 

Justice Morrison has been acting president of the court since August, following the retirement Justice Seymour Panton. 

Justice Morrison was appointed as a judge of the Appeal Court in 2008 and has been credited with an illustrious career in the judiciary in the Caribbean and private practice. 

The Court of Appeal is the highest court based in Jamaica and is second to the UK-based Privy Council in the court system.

The Court of Appeal reviews the decisions of the lower courts and tribunals, against which complaints are made.

The Jamaican Bar Association says it is pleased with Morrison's impending appointment.

Bar association president, Donovan Walker, says Morrison has led an excellent career that makes him fit to lead the highest court based in Jamaica.

Walker says the association is confident that Justice Morrison will continue to improve the administration of justice in Jamaica.