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Our first female Deputy Bailiff

Our first female Deputy Bailiff


Ms. Jessica Roland was sworn in as Guernsey first ever female Deputy Bailiff  on Wednesday 13th May at 11am at a special sitting of the Royal Court.

Ms Roland told BBC Guernsey: “If the fact that I’m a woman inspires other people to think when they thought they couldn’t do something that they can, well then, that’s excellent.”

Shelaine Green, Chair of Women in Public Life, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jessica Roland as the island’s first female Deputy Bailiff. We wish Ms Roland every success and look forward to watching her deputise for the Bailiff at States meetings in the future. This historic moment comes at a time when female leadership is very evident in Guernsey and we hope that this inspires other women to put themselves forward for all sorts of roles in our community.”

Watch this historic moment online – go to When you reach the Microsoft Teams page then click ‘watch on the web instead’, then ‘join anonymously’.

Media coverage:

Chris George‘s photos:

Photos of the swearing in of the Deputy Bailiff, Jessica Roland.


Photo of Advocate Jessica Rowland