Simon Bryan QC has been appointed as Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory and the British Indian Ocean Territory.
The Chief Justice is the non-resident judge of the Supreme Court for the Falkland Islands. The Supreme Court is a court of record with unlimited civil and criminal jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction from the lower courts. Historically the position has involved around two visits a year to the Falkland Islands as well as interlocutory work in London.
Simon continues in full time practice at Essex Court Chambers, and will also continue to sit in the High Court as a Deputy High Court Judge, and in the Crown Court as a Recorder.
For further details on his appointment see the Government Press Release