Governor John Rankin today announced two new appointments to Bermuda’s Court of Appeal.

Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, Anthony Smellie, will join the panel as a new Justice to Bermuda’s Court of Appeal, effective June 2018.

Governor Rankin also announced the appointment of Lady Justice Gloster, Vice President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) of England & Wales, as a new Justice to the Court of Appeal of Bermuda, with effect from January 2019.

In a statement released this afternoon, the Governor said he was “very pleased” to make the announcement, “following the recommendations of the Judicial and Legal Services Committee”.

“Bermuda is fortunate to be able to attract such distinguished jurists to maintain the quality of our Courts, providing service at the highest possible level for the people of Bermuda,” he added.