New group to advise govt on judiciary


24-September-2011

It includes attorney general Rony Govinden, principal state counsel David Esparon, lawyers Kieran Shah, Francis Chang-Sam, Pesi Pardiwalla and John Renaud.

Also in the team are all the judges in the court’s civil division, the court’s master, its registrar and a senior magistrate.

Chief justice Fredrick Egonda-Ntende said he set up the group after a recent workshop (see story below) on case management in the civil justice system which was aimed at seeking “ways to process cases in a timely manner”.

Representatives of the bar and of the bench took part in the Commonwealth Secretariat-supported workshop which had trainers from the island of Jersey.

“I have decided to set up the working group to advise the chief justice and the government of the necessary changes that have to be made to our civil procedure and process in order to eliminate delay; to modernise this area of litigation and ensure the efficient and effective resolution of cases in the civil justice system,” said Mr Egonda-Ntende, after naming the group.
He said he will initially chair the group when it holds it “inaugural meeting”.

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