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POSTPONED (DATE TBC) The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court: A Unique Perspective on Court Administration [ONLINE]

Thursday 25th of January 2024 18:00

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Online via Zoom (joining link will be circulated via email)


18:00 - 19:00
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Event Details

This event, originally scheduled for 25 January, has been POSTPONED. Once a new date has been confirmed all those with a ticket booked will be notified. 

The unique constitution of the ECSC’s jurisdiction has created a hierarchical structure and method of court administration unlike any other court system within the Caribbean. It is exceptional in its bifurcated scheme of precedence, with some of its member states and territories recognising the Privy Council as their final court of appeal, while others accede to the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) appellate jurisdiction.

This raises the question, what does such a scheme of precedence mean for the development of Eastern Caribbean jurisprudence? Moreover, what are the unique challenges and considerations which come to bear on our uncommon reality in respect of justice administration, particularly in a time of growing technological advancements and innovations in justice reform? We must take stock of past and present structural and functional advantages, as well as the accompanying challenges, to adequately determine the future we may forge in accomplishing the ECSC’s continued mission to improve the administration and delivery of justice across the Eastern Caribbean.

Janice M. Pereira, DBE was sworn in as the first female Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court on 24 October 2012. She joined the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court as a High Court Judge in 2003 and later was elevated to the position of Justice of Appeal in 2009.  In May 2013 she was awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Who can Attend

Open to Benchers, Hall and Student members, and guests. 

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

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Learning Aims:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Recognise the differences in the administration of justice in another jurisdiction.

  • Analyse the challenges faced, and formulate responses as to how the administration of justice can be improved

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

This QS links to the wider workings of the Bar. The session intends to help members better understand what the administration of justice looks like in another jurisdiction.

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Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 09:00 two working days before the event.


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.