1. ITV Report

New Judge of Appeal appointed for Isle of Man

Jeremy Storey QC has been appointed as the Isle of Man's Judge of Appeal for five years. Photo: IOM Government

A new Judge of Appeal has been appointed on the Isle of Man.

Jeremy Storey will succeed Geoffrey Tattersall, who has held the position 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, for five years.

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, but 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.

Arrangements for the official swearing in of Mr Storey will now be progressed.

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.

– Jeremy Storey QC