The Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) has appointed Her Honour Ms. Tamara Gill as Master of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court with effect from 16th September 2020.
Ms Gill who was acting in the post for just over a year is a well respected jurist. On her appointment as acting Master in 2019, the Grenada Bar Association said then:
“Since 1993, Her Honour has built up a tremendous record of public service to the people of Grenada first as Crown Counsel, Magistrate and latterly Chief Magistrate. In that position Ms Gill has served with distinction, bringing to bear practicality, a steady disposition and unique personality all well suited to the demands and responsibilities of the magistracy. These qualities will now serve her well as she continues her public service path at a regional and elevated level”.
She was most recently appointed to act in the post for the period 1st May to 31st July 2020 and was assigned to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Commonwealth of Dominica and St. Kitts and Nevis.
A High Court Master is like a judge in chambers, who is primarily responsible for procedural and interlocutory civil matters, dealing specifically with the case management up to the trial stage.