Vacancy: Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Bermuda


Puisne Judge

PS48   $205,067.96 p.a. (plus allowances)

In exercise of the powers conferred on her by section 73(4) of the Constitution, the Governor invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Bermuda.

Applicants should be barristers and attorneys having at least ten years post admission experience. A sound and thorough knowledge of all branches of the law is a minimum requirement but specialist experience of commercial matters is essential. Applicants should be able to handle a high volume of complex work quickly and confidently. Computer and typing skills are highly desirable. The caseload will be primarily commercial matters but the Puisne Judge would also be expected to preside over civil cases, as required.

Duties of the post holder will include:

  1. Sitting as Judge in cases in the Supreme Court, and performing the functions and exercising the jurisdiction conferred upon that Court by the Supreme Court Act 1905 and any other legislation.
  2. Sitting as Chairman or Member of Statutory Boards and Tribunals which require a Judge;
  3. Delivering papers at local and international conferences;
  4. Undertaking such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Chief Justice or Governor.

The selection process will recognise the importance of:

  • selecting candidates solely on merit;
  • selecting only people of good character;
  • the need to encourage diversity in the range of persons selected for appointment.

The statutory retirement age is 65 years, but may be extended to an upper limit of 70 years with the consent of the Governor.

Applications should be sent to the Executive Officer, Governor’s Residence, Los Zorros, 9 Inglewood Lane, Paget PG 06, Bermuda, or by electronic mail at

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 May 2024.