Chief Justice of Gibraltar
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar is one of the four judges who make up the supreme court of Gibraltar. Previously the Chief Justice was appointed by the Governor of Gibraltar on the advice of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Under the 2006 Constitution the Governor, on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission, makes the appointment on behalf of the Monarch.
As a judge of the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice is responsible for hearing civil and criminal proceedings, including Family Jurisdiction, Court of Protection, Admiralty Jurisdiction and Ordinary (Chancery) Jurisdiction, as well as appeals from the Magistrates' Court.
Notable Chief Justices include Sir James Cochrane who held the post for over thirty years during the nineteenth century. Notable cases include the resolution of the strange case of the Mary Celeste, a ship found abandoned at sea.
On 17 September 2007 the Governor announced the suspension of The Hon. Chief Justice Derek Schofield on full pay pending the investigation and resolution of the ongoing conflict between him, Chief Minister Peter Caruana and leading members of the Gibraltar Bar Association stemming from the judicial reforms introduced through Gibraltar's new constitution and the Judicial Services Act. During Schofield's suspension, Additional Judge Anthony Dudley was acting Chief Justice.
On 1 February 2010, The Convent announced that acting on the advice of the Judicial Services Commission, Governor Sir Adrian Johns had on behalf of Queen Elizabeth, formally appointed Anthony Dudley as Chief Justice of Gibraltar. He is the first Gibraltarian judge to be appointed Chief Justice of Gibraltar.
List of Chief Justices
|Took office||Left office|
|W. Foye ||1817||Judge of Court of Civil Pleas|
|Thomas Jones Howell ||1822||Judge Advocate|
|Barron Field ||1829||1841|
|Sir James Cochrane ||1841||1877|
|William Henry Doyle ||1877||1879|
|George Phillippo ||1879||1882|
|Henry James Burford Burford-Hancock ||1882||1895|
|Stephen Herbert Gatty ||1895||1905|
|Henry Rawlins Pipon Schooles ||1905||1913|
|Bartle Henry Temple Frere ||1914||1922|
|Sir Daniel Thomas Tudor||1922|
|Sir Sidney Charles King Farlow Nettleton ||1927||1931|
|Sir Kenneth James Beatty||1931||1940|
|Maurice Cherry Greene ||1941||1942|
|Sir Roger Bacon ||1946||1955|
|(Sir) Hubert James Marlowe Flaxman ||1955|
|(Sir) Edgar Unsworth||1965||>1974|
|Sir John Farley Spry ||1976||1980|
|Sir Dermot Renn Davis ||1980||1986|
|Alister Arthur Kneller ||1986||1995|
|Derek Schofield||1996||2009||Suspended from duty during 2007–09. Replaced by Anthony Dudley as Acting Chief Justice.|
|Anthony Dudley ||2010|
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