Justice Brian Cottle Transferred to Antigua


Justice Brian Cottle

Justice Brian Cottle was transferred to Antigua, after spending a four year term as a High Court Judge in Dominica.

Justice Errol Thomas has been to replace Justice Cottle, who will leave Dominica very soon, and will take up his position as Resident Judge to Dominica, effective September 1st 2013.

This information was disclosed by Registrar at the Registry Division, Mr. Ossie Walsh.

Mr. Walsh noted Justice Thomas was the first judge to rule on the matter after it went to trial.

Justice Cottle’s four year term in Dominica, wasn’t without dispute, as some of his decisions have been criticized by members of the public, including opposition the United Workers Party (UWP).

Questions also arose about Justice Cottle’s social life, as it referred to his expected impartiality as a judge.

A special court sitting is expected to be held in Justice Brian Cottle’s honour where members of the Dominica Bar Association will wish him farewell

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