Appeal Court rules against Chief Justice

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 08:00

The Appeal Court has ruled in favour of the Law Association's appeal against a judge's decision to shut down its investigation into allegations of misconduct against Chief Justice Ivor Archie.

The ruling was handed down unanimously by acting Chief Justice Allan Mendonca and Justices of Appeal Peter Jamadar and Nolan Bereaux in the Appeal Court today.

The Appeal Court judges also dismissed Archie's judicial review application.

However, the Law Association cannot immediately continue its investigation as the Appeal Court granted a request by Archie's attorneys for a stay to prevent the lawyers from holding a special general meeting to discuss the allegations.

The stay has been granted until Monday.

Archie's attorneys intend to seek the court's permission to take their challenge to the Privy Council.

In March, Justice Nadia Kangaloo held that the actions of the association to investigate Archie, were illegal.