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Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Closing date: 8 December 2019

The Supreme Court is a superior court of record.  Its original jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters is similar to that exercised by all divisions of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice in England and the Crown Court.  In its appellate jurisdiction the Supreme Court deals with all appeals from the Magistrates' Court, and from bodies and persons exercising quasi-judicial powers for special purposes.

Candidates for this position must be:                                 

  • A barrister or solicitor of the United Kingdom, of any other part of the Commonwealth, or of Ireland;
  • A member of the Faculty of Advocates or a Writer to the Signet of Scotland; or
  • An attorney of the Supreme Court admitted under the TCI Legal Profession Ordinance or under any law for the time being in force in the Islands making like provision

And have at least ten (10) years’ standing as such.

It is desirable that applicants have a common law background and, ideally, knowledge and experience of Chancery Practice. The successful candidate will, however, be expected to hear any case that comes before the Supreme Court in its original or appellate jurisdiction including criminal trials. It is unlikely that candidates with no previous judicial experience will be considered.


For persons recruited outside of the Turks and Caicos Islands, there is a three (3) year contract extendable on mutual agreement.  Other benefits in addition to the above allowances include an end-of-contract gratuity of 10% of salary; return passage for family of up to two children under the age of sixteen (16) years as well as duty free concession on the shipment of personal effects imported within first six (6) months of appointment.

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 being: Puisne Judge Application. If sent by courier, envelopes should have the subject: Puisne Judge Application clearly marked on the front. Applications should be addressed to the Governor’s Office, Waterloo, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands

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