Jeremy Storey QC has been appointed as the new Judge of Appeal in the Isle of Man. Mr Storey succeeds Judge Geoffrey Tattersall QC who has held the position of Judge of Appeal for 20 years.
Mr Storey has been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen and will act as a judge of the High Court, presiding over the Appeals Division. As an Acting Deemster since 1999, he has a good working knowledge of the Isle of Man’s Courts.
Until now the Judge of Appeal has been a part time role. A review of the role determined that it should be a full time position, with additional responsibilities to include actively promoting and enhancing confidence in the Isle of Man and its judiciary, both locally and internationally.
Mr Storey, a graduate of Cambridge University, has been a QC since 1994 and a Deputy High Court Judge in England and Wales since 2008. He brings a wide range of experience to the role of Judge of Appeal, having practised many different aspects of commercial law at the English Bar for many years.
Mr Storey commented: “I am honoured to have been appointed as the Island’s first full-time Judge of Appeal. I very much hope that this new role will provide a welcome boost to the local judicial resources, relieve some of the pressure on the other members of the hardworking Manx judiciary and thereby support the rule of law. I am delighted that I will have the opportunity of moving with my wife to the Isle of Man, where I have been so warmly welcomed on all my previous visits”.
Mr Storey has been appointed as Judge of Appeal in the Isle of Man for 5 years.
Arrangements for the official swearing in of Mr Storey will now be progressed.