Island has desperate need for lay advocates, says judge

St Helena has a “desperate need” for people willing to take the place of qualified lawyers in court hearings, the island’s visiting chief justice has warned. Only two lay advocates remain in post after Bill Drabble and Mike Olsson stepped down. Judge Charles Ekins praised the pair for their long service, at the opening of […]

Judge praises Ken Baddon for ‘astute and helpful’ service

Ken Baddon has been praised for maintaining the “highest traditions” of the legal profession during his long service as St Helena’s Attorney General. Chief Justice Charles Ekins paid tribute to him in his absence at the opening of the St Helena Supreme Court on 31 October 2013. “I am aware that it may be that […]