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Lay members of the Chambre de Discipline of the Guernsey Bar


If you aren’t happy with the services of an Advocate, you can complain to the Guernsey Bar. If your case goes to a hearing, it will be reviewed by a team of three people – an Advocate, a senior lawyer and a member of the public.

The Batonnier of the Guernsey Bar, Sarah Brehaut, is recruiting for new members of the “lay panel” – the pool of members of the public who are willing and qualified to be considered for particular cases.

The criteria are:

  • Ordinarily resident in the Bailiwick;
  • Not a Jurat, a member of the Child, Youth and Community Tribunal or a member of any other tribunal in the Bailiwick;
  • Never have been a member of a legal profession in any jurisdiction;
  • Have held a senior position of authority

You are likely to be needed for a case twice a year. There is further information about the time commitment etc here.

By “senior position of authority” Sarah means a role at managerial level.

For more detail, contact Sarah on 748930 or


Closed:  25th September 2020.



Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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