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Appeal court president to be sworn in today

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 9:47 AM

One of Jamaica's leading judges, Dennis Morrison, is to be sworn in as president of  Jamaica's Court of Appeal today.

He’ll be sworn in by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at a ceremony at King's House in St Andrew at 10 o’clock this morning.

There’s to be a swearing in ceremony for new judges to the court of appeal an hour earlier.

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 Appeals 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.