Appointment of Puisne Judges of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar

The Judicial Service Commission invites applications for two posts of Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar.

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 Courts. 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.

Applicants must be, or have been:

• a judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters or a circuit judge, in some part of the Commonwealth or in the Republic of Ireland, or of a court having jurisdiction in appeals from any such court; or
• entitled to practice as an advocate or as a solicitor in such court for not less than 10 years.

One of the appointments will be permanent until the statutory retirement age of 67. The second appointment will be on contract for a fixed term of three years. Both positions attract a salary of £134,821 per annum (subject to Gibraltar tax). Both appointments are pensionable.

It is desirable that applicants have some of the following:
(i) a common law background;
(ii) knowledge and experience of commercial litigation;
(iii)knowledge and experience in the family jurisdiction; and
(iv) relevant judicial or quasi-judicial experience.

Successful candidates will be expected to hear any case that comes before the Supreme Court in its original or appellate jurisdictions including criminal trials.

Application forms and further particulars of the post are available on the Gibraltar Courts Service website and from the Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, c/o The Chief Executive, Gibraltar Courts Service, Gibraltar Law Courts 32 – 36 Town Range, Gibraltar, (email: ). Applications should be submitted at the above address or in PDF format at the above email address to reach no later than 10 May 2019.