Governor Appoints Registrar To Supreme Court

March 23, 2016

The Governor, Mr George Fergusson, has announced today that he has appointed Ms Shade Subair Williams to succeed Ms Charlene Scott as Registrar to the Supreme Court.

Mr Fergusson said, “I am very pleased to announce Ms Subair Williams’ appointment, following the recommendation of the Judicial & Legal Services Committee.

:She is highly qualified to take over the challenges of this role, having seen both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal from several different angles in the course of her professional career. I would also like to pay tribute to Ms Charlene Scott and the work she has done as Registrar and wish her well as she steps down at the end of this month.”

Ms Subair Williams is expected to join the Registrar’s Office in early May as Registrar-designate and take up her role fully in June. Mr Peter Miller will be Acting Registrar from Ms Scott’s departure until then.

Ms Shade Subair Williams took her law degree at the University of Buckingham and was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 2000, and Bermuda the following year. She has been in private practice in the firm of Mussenden Subair since 2010.

Ms Subair Williams served as Crown Counsel in the Office of the DPP from 2000-2004 before becoming Bermuda’s first Legal Aid Counsel. From 2007-2010 she was an associate at AttrideStirling & Woloniecki [now “ASW Law”]. In her legal career she has been both a prosecutor and defence counsel, as well as appearing in the Family Court and working in commercial litigation.

In 2005 Ms Subair Williams was sworn in as an Acting Magistrate and has since which regularly sat on the benches of the Magistrates’ Court hearing criminal, civil and family jurisdiction cases. Among many other public Board Appointments, she was Chair of the Human Rights Commission from 2010-2012.

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  1. High road says:


  2. NO MORE WAR says:

    Congrats. The Mussenden crew are cleaning up.

  3. Big Congratulations says:

    Big congratulations Sade!!!!!! Well done and all the best in your new role!

  4. Suggestion Box says:

    Fantastic appointment. Congrats Shade!!!

  5. Truth (Original) says:

    Congrats Shade ! Certainly wish you the best in your new role. Very proud of you and your many accomplishments.