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**For information only: Applications closed**. 


The Royal Court is seeking to appoint a new Judge, principally to undertake civil work, but also family and criminal.

It is a new position in addition to the five current permanent judges in Guernsey.

Whilst the workload is for one full time equivalent, the Royal Court may consider making two parttime appointments.

Skills and experience needed

To be eligible, applicants must have been in practice as:

– an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey, or
– a member of the Bar of England and Wales, the Bar of Northern Ireland, or the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, or
– a Solicitor of the Supreme Court/Senior Courts of England and Wales, of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland, or in Scotland,

for not less than 10 years (or such shorter period as the Royal Court may agree to in any particular case).

More information

Job specification and how to apply

To discuss the position, contact Adrian Nicolle, Secretary to the Bailiff, on 01481 221747 or

Closed: Friday 20 October 2023




External view of Royal Court

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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