Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie announces Mr Alan Richards as New Puisne Judge

Her Excellency The Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie, has announced the appointment of Mr
Alan Richards as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Bermuda.

The Governor said “I am pleased to appoint Mr Richards to this important role. In
particular, he brings valuable knowledge and insight from his extensive experience
including his work with the Department of Public Prosecutions over the last nine years.
The Judiciary holds an important place in Bermuda as a separate and independent
branch of Government which hears charges of criminal conduct, resolves disputes,
upholds the rights and freedoms of individuals and preserves the rule of law.”

Mr Richards said “I am greatly honoured by this appointment and I look forward to serving the administration of justice in these Islands in this role to the very best of my abilities“.

The appointment of a Puisne Judge is made by the Governor under section 73(4) of the
Bermuda Constitution and after consultation with the Chief Justice. The appointment
followed an open and competitive recruitment process and the Judicial and Legal Services Committee advised the Governor throughout.

Mr Richards was called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 2004 and the Bermuda Bar in March 2015. He has worked in the Department of Public Prosecutions since 2015 initially as a consultant, then Senior Crown Counsel (Specialist) (2016) and finally as the first Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (Specialist) (2023).

Mr Richards will take up his position as Puisne Judge on 1 September 2024.

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