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Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Closing date: 8 December 2019

The Chief Justice is the highest judicial officer in the country and is the chief administrative officer for the Courts. The Chief Justice’s key responsibilities include oversight of the management of the Courts’ offices and staff, responsibility for the preparation of the annual Budget for Court services and oversight of the administration of the Budget by the Accounting Officer as well as advising the Governor on matters in judicature.

The Chief Justice also sits in criminal, civil and family cases, hears appeals from inferior tribunals, determines complaints of professional misconduct against members of the Bar and lays down practice directions.

Candidates for this position must

  • have at least 10 year’s post-qualification experience as an attorney of the Supreme Court admitted under the TCI Legal Profession Ordinance, as a barrister or solicitor of the United Kingdom or any other part of the Commonwealth or Ireland or as a member of the Faculty of Advocates or a Writer to the Signet of Scotland;
  • have demonstrated experience in judicial and court administration;
  • a sound and thorough knowledge of the particular areas of law required by the post;
  • be able to command the respect of the legal profession and the community, and possess absolute personal integrity;
  • be a person of maturity and sound judgment, possessing strong communication and listening skills

It is unlikely that candidates with no previous judicial experience will be considered.


A completed application form and resume with current contact information accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page are required.  Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate. 

To receive application form please email request to [email protected]

Applications can be sent by facsimile: 649 946-1582 or sent by email to [email protected] with the subject line Chief Justice Application.

If sent by courier, envelopes should be clearly marked Chief Justice Application on the front and addressed to the Governor’s Office, Waterloo, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands.

Application guidelines