Shade Subair Williams Appointed Puisne Judge

June 29, 2018

Government House announced today [June 29] that Shade Subair Williams has been appointed to the Island’s Supreme Court as a Puisne Judge with effect from 6 July 2018.

Government House said, “Government House announced today that following interviews carried out by the Judicial and Legal Services Committee and consultation with the Chief Justice, Governor John Rankin has appointed Ms Shade Subair Williams to the Island’s Supreme Court as a Puisne Judge with effect from 6 July 2018.

“Ms Subair Williams was called to the Bar of England & Wales [Lincoln’s Inn] in 2000 and to the Bermuda Bar in October 2001. She has served as Registrar of the Supreme Court since May 2016 and has often sat as an acting Puisne Judge on the Court.

“Ms Subair Williams brings experience of both civil/commercial law and criminal law to her new role. She is a former Chair of the Bermuda Human Rights Commission and was regularly appointed as an Acting Magistrate from 2005 to 2016. She is an executive member of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers and of the British Overseas Territories Judicial Training Committee. “

Governor John Rankin said, “I am very pleased to approve the appointment of Ms Shade Subair Williams to the Bermuda Bench. Ms Subair Williams brings with her a wealth of legal experience which I am confident will serve the Supreme Court well.”

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  1. Bolt Action Rifle says:

    Great news & congratulations!

  2. frank says:

    good news and a step in the right direction for bermuda

  3. Honestly says:


  4. jt says:

    Fantastic! 2nd Bermudian judiciary appointment in a row.

  5. mixitup says:

    There really are qualified Bermudians?? Would have never known..

    Congrats to SHINING example that we can be found and EVERY level!

  6. moira thompson says:

    Well Sade Sabir, you have come a long way, I can only hope we have the best and most competent at the reading and discretion of the LAW.

  7. Sagos says:


  8. Excellent choice!

  9. Alan says:

    Not a lady to be messed with!

  10. Common Sense says:

    Many congratulations to Shade. She is in elite company to be the second outstanding Bermudian in a row to be promoted to our judicial system.

  11. Mumbojumbo says:

    I was looking at United Nations human rights signatory Nations registry for Human Rights….

    And you know what…?

    We are not on it…

    Why not signed on?

    Do we not agree with it?

    I invite one and all to visit United Nations on line and view the countries and territories that are!?!

  12. Mumbojumbo says:

    …and are not.

  13. Mumbojumbo says:

    With references made about them…but no signage…good but no banana…