Five new magistrates will take up positions ‘at the sharp end of the administration of justice’ in the Isle of Man after being officially sworn in during a ceremony at Government House yesterday (Thursday 19 September).
Maria Boncza-Tomaszewska, Geoff Collier, Ken Crellin, Julie Maddrell and Mike Murley took the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Justice of the Peace before receiving their warrants of appointment from His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood.
The swearing-in was conducted by First Deemster David Doyle who congratulated the new magistrates on their appointments.
He said: ‘I wish to thank the new justices for giving up their valuable time and for their willingness to provide a real and meaningful contribution to the local community in the form of judicial service. They all bring with them their individual strengths, experiences of life and their sense of justice and fairness. The justice system will be stronger for that.’
Deemster Doyle added: ‘The justices play a vital role at the sharp end of the administration of justice in this wonderful Island. It is very healthy that members of the community are willing to actively engage in the administration of justice within the community.’