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Advocate, COO and retired civil servant running for Jurat

Advocate, COO and retired civil servant running for Jurat

Saturday 28 January 2023

Advocate, COO and retired civil servant running for Jurat

Saturday 28 January 2023

An Advocate of the Royal Court, a Chief Operating Officer and a retired Civil Servant will contest the latest vacancy for Jurat.

Three nominations have been received for the vacancy on the Jurats' bench created by the retirement of Jurat Collette Crill after more than 11 years' service.

Alison Brown, an advocate who lost out to Jurat Alison Opfermann in December's election to replace Jurat Pam Pitman, is joined in the contest by Michael Berry, a chief operating officer by profession, and retired civil servant Michael Entwistle.


Pictured: Jurat Collette Crill recently retired as Jurat and Lieutenant Bailiff. (Antonio Olmos)

Advocate Brown is proposed by Deputy Sir Philip Bailhache and seconded by Advocate Emma Wakeling.

Mr Berry is proposed by Deputy Ian Gorst and seconded by Advocate Barbara Corbett.

Mr Entwistle is proposed by Advocate Mark Boothman and seconded by Constable Deidre Mezbourian.

The electoral college, comprising members of the Royal Court and States Members, will be meeting at 09:30 on Thursday to conduct the election.

It will be the second of three elections to take place within a six-month period ending in April.


Express sat down with retired Jurat and Lieutenant Bailiff Collette Crill to discuss diversity on the Royal Court bench, the importance of having women in positions of power, some of her most memorable moments in the role, and how she plans to spend her free time for the Bailiwick Podcast.

You can listen to The Interview below or via your favourite podcast provider...

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