Supreme Court Justice Announces New Judicial Appointments…
Gregory Moss, Simone Fitzcharles, Carla Card-Stubbs, Franklyn Williams KC, and Cynthia Vera Hope Strachan are appointed to the Supreme Court.
Statement | In October 2022, the Judiciary and Legal Committee (JLSC) conducted an open call to fill vacancies created by the retirements of Justices Estelle Gray Evans, Ruth Bowderville, and Former Chief Justice Brian Morey Kt. .KC.
The exercise also examined the vacancies expected to arise as a result of the scheduled retirements of Justices G. Dianne Stewart and Sr. Indra Charles.
The advertising process has generated a great deal of interest both nationally and internationally. Following this process, the JLSC will appoint Mr. Gregory Moss, Mr. Simone FitzCharles, Mrs. Carla Card Stubbs, Mr. Franklin Williams KC and Mrs. Cynthia Vera Hope Strachan as Supreme Court Justices. was recommended to the governor.
Gregory K. Moss has been trained primarily on Grand Bahama Island for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and Norman Manley School of Law.
Mr. Moss has partnerships with two leading law firms in the Bahamas before establishing his own law firm at Moss & Associates.
Mr. Moss was a New Providence judge and circuit magistrate from 1994 to 1995 and has considerable experience in civil and commercial litigation.
Moss is expected to assume office on May 1, 2023. Mr. Moss will be assigned to the Northern Region of the Court.
Miss Simone FitzCharles has almost 30 years of legal practice experience. She graduated from the University of the West Indies and Sir Hugh Wooding School of Law. She is a licensed commercial mediator.
Miss Fitzcharles has been a litigation partner with leading law firms for 20 years and has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation.
Miss Fitzcharles wrote the Bahamas chapter in the text, Asset Tracing and Recovery Review. Miss FitzCharles, de facto vice-president of the Industrial Court, currently serves as a Supreme Court judge.
She will take office effectively on February 1, 2023. This is intended to place her in the Court’s Commercial Division and Common Her Law & Equity Division.
Mrs. Carla Card-Stubbs also has nearly 30 years of legal practice experience. She graduated from the University of the West Indies and Norman She Manley She Law School and has her LLM in International Business from the University of Liverpool.
Mrs. Card-Stubbs is currently serving as a Supreme Court Justice. Prior to her appointment, she had a distinguished career in academia on the Council for Legal Education.
She has served as Deputy Registrar in Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands, as a Senior Crown Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General for the British Virgin Islands and as a Justice of the Peace for the British Virgin Islands.
Mrs. Card-Stubbs is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She will take office effectively on February 1, 2023. This is intended to place her in the Court’s Public Law Division and Common Her Law & Equity Division.
Franklyn Williams KC has also been practicing for over 30 years, mostly in public bars. He graduated from the University of the West Indies and Norman He Manley Law School and holds a Master of Laws degree from Durham University.
Currently Deputy Commissioner of Public Prosecutions and former Deputy Commissioner. Mr. Williams has considerable public court experience in both the criminal and civil divisions, as a result of which he became the first cirque in the Bahamas to be appointed from a public court.
Mr. Williams has served as Director of Public Prosecutions. Williams said he will take office on February 1, 2023. I plan to assign him to the criminal division of the court.
Mrs. CV Hope Strachan has been practicing for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of London, where she was called up to the British Bar Association by the Honor Society of the Middle Temple.
He has extensive experience in family law, civil litigation and criminal litigation and is currently President of CV Hope Strachan & Co.
She has acted as a Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate many times between 1992 and 2007.
Mrs Strachan is expected to take office on March 1, 2023. She plans to assign her to the Court’s Her Family Division.
Sir Ian R. Winder, Kt.
Judiciary and Legal Committee
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