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Jersey's first female Judicial Greffier appointed

Jersey's first female Judicial Greffier appointed

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Jersey's first female Judicial Greffier appointed

Wednesday 17 May 2023

A Jersey Advocate of more than 20 years has been appointed to the "ancient and distinguished" role of Judicial Greffier, becoming the first woman to hold the office.

Advocate Rebecca Morley-Kirk was called to the Jersey bar in 2000.

In 2019, Advocate Morley-Kirk was appointed as chair of the Mental Health Review Tribunal and has also had experience in criminal law, human rights and immigration cases. She is currently a Partner at Viberts.

Advocate Morley-Kirk was recommended for the appointment by a panel consisting of Deputy Bailiff Robert MacRae, Magistrate Bridget Shaw, La Moye Prison governor Susie Richardson and Simon Nash, of the Jersey Appointments Commission.

Mr MacRae said: "We were delighted with the calibre of those whose applied for this essential role, leading the court service.

"We wish Advocate Morley-Kirk every success.

"The role of Judicial Greffier of the Royal Court is an ancient and distinguished one with records of appointments stretching back to the year 1299.

"It is noteworthy that Advocate Morley-Kirk will become the first female advocate to be appointed to this office."

Advocate Morley-Kirk, who will replace Advocate Adam Clarke following his appointment as Assistant Magistrate, is expected to be sworn in by the Royal Court later this year.

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