The Chief Justice of Bermuda: in the news

There have been a number of stories in the Royal Gazette in the past few days, involving extra-judicial comments of the Chief Justice of Bermuda, in which he has advocated in favour of additional resources and support being provided to Bermuda’s Courts and judiciary, as well as changes to the litigation funding model with a view to improving access to justice for civil disputes.

See, in particular, the following stories:

Kawaley calls for legal reforms

Kawaley makes case for contingency fees

Chief Justice criticism prompts AG response

Court staff praised after mould upheaval

It will be interesting to see what the Chief Justice says in his speech at the annual opening of the Supreme Court at the end of January, and what the Attorney-General says in response.

It should be remembered that Bermuda is nothing without the rule of law; and that the rule of law is nothing without a fully functioning, properly resourced, and constitutionally independent, judiciary.

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