Bermuda’s Chief Justice Narinder Hargun will step down at the end of the year.

A Government House spokesperson confirmed that Mr Hargun had notified Rena Lalgie, the Governor, that he intends to retire.

The Governor has instructed the Judicial and Legal Services Committee to begin the appointment process for Mr Justice Hargun’s successor.

It is expected that the post will be advertised both locally and internationally.

Mr Justice Hargun became the island’s top judge in July 2018.

He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1978 after graduating with a Master’s degree in law from the London School of Economics.

Three years later he was called to the Bermuda Bar and spent more than 35 years as an attorney for Conyers, where he became head of the law firm’s litigation department.