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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Judicial Independence and the establishment of a Judicial and Legal Services Commission

DepartmentCommunity and Constitutional Affairs
Start date19/06/2017
End date04/08/2017
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments04/08/2017

About the consultation

This consultation paper sets out proposals by the Chief Minister, agreed with the Bailiff, Deputy Bailiff, the Attorney General and the Solicitor General. 

Judicial Independence and the establishment of a Judicial and Legal Services Commission consultation paper

These proposals are intended to confirm and protect the independence of the judiciary in Jersey. 

This will establish a modern, clear and transparent legislative framework for the judiciary and Law Officers regarding

  • selection 
  • appointment 
  • tenure

This paper sets out a number of proposals and questions. 

The proposals relate to:

  • the judiciary and guarantees of judicial independence
  • the representation of the judiciary
  • the establishment, functions, membership and administration of a Judicial and Legal Services Commission
  • selection criteria and selection and appointment processes for the judiciary, including specific consultation questions relating to the Jurats of the Royal Court
  • standards for judicial conduct and complaints and disciplinary processes for the judiciary
  • tenure and remuneration of the judiciary
  • selection criteria and selection and appointment processes for the Law Officers
  • complaints and disciplinary processes for the Law Officers
  • tenure and remuneration of the Law Officers

These proposals take into account existing practice and draw on international standards and legislation in other jurisdictions.

Consultation paper appendix 1
Consultation paper appendix 2
Consultation paper appendix 3
Consultation paper appendix 4

How we will use your information

The information you provide will be processed for the purpose of consultation. We will use your information in accordance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005 and the Freedom of Information Jersey Law 2011.

We may quote or publish responses to this consultation but we will not publish the names and addresses of individuals. 

If you do not want any of your response to be published, please make it clear that the response or name is to be kept confidential. Confidential responses will be included in any statistical summary of numbers of comments received and views expressed.


How to submit comments to the consultation

The public, the legal profession and the judiciary are invited to respond.

Email JLSC consultation

In writing to: 
JLSC Consultation
5
th Floor
Cyril Le Marquand House
St Helier
JE4 8QT

Telephone: +44 (0) 1534 440684

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