Richard Ground

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Sir Richard William Ground, OBE (2 May 1949 – 22 February 2014)[1] was an English judge in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.


Ground was born in Stamford, England in 1949 and studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, Inns of Court School of Law.[2] He was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn in 1975. He was a media lawyer in London[2] before going to the Cayman Islands to serve as Crown Counsel from 1983 to 1987 and then as Attorney General of the Cayman Islands from 1987 to 1992.[3]

He was Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands from 1998 to 2004, and Chief Justice of Bermuda from 2004 to 2012.[4][5][6] Ground retired as Chief Justice in 2012 and was succeeded by Ian Kawaley.[7]

He died on 22 February 2014 in Grindleford, Derbyshire, [1] and is survived by his wife Dace McCoy Ground, whom he married in 1986.[2]


  1. ^ a b News24 "Former Chief Justice Sir Richard Ground dies", 23 February
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  4. ^ "Bermuda in row over new judge". The Telegraph. 20 December 2003. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Press Release: New Justice for Court of Appeal" (PDF). The Cayman Islands Judicial Administration. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Former Chief Justice Sir Richard Ground dies". The Royal Gazette. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
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