APPOINTMENT OF MASTER OF THE SUPREME COURT

 

Applications are invited from persons who are qualified under Article 126(2) of the Constitution for appointment as Master of the Supreme Court. 

 

A person is qualified for appointment as a Master of the Supreme Court if:

 

(a) the person has been entitled to practice before a court of unlimited jurisdiction for not less than five years; and

 

(b) in the opinion of the Constitutional Appointments Authority the person has shown outstanding distinction in the practice of law and can effectively, competently and impartially discharge the functions of the office of a Master of the Supreme Court under this Constitution. 126 (2)

 

The Jurisdiction and Powers of a Master of the Supreme Court are specified in S.I.19 of 2008, (supplement to official gazette (21/4/2008) namely:

 

A Master shall hear and determine any matter under the Seychelles code of Civil Procedure or such other enactment as the Chief Justice determine, which is of an interlocutory nature.

 

In exercising such functions as provided in rule 2, a Master shall have the power and jurisdiction to deal with matters, including the following

 

  • Uncontested appointment and confirmation of executors;

 

  • uncontested appointment  of fiduciaries;

 

  • rectification of entries in the Births and Death Registers;

 

  • application for late registration of births;

 

  • uncontested divorce cases;

 

  • orders in the nature of provisional seizures, attachments, inhibitions, cautions and restrictions and interim injunctions;

  • review of payments by judgment debtors excluding issuing of warrants for arrest and Examination of judgment debtors as to their means prior to committal.

 

 

 The salary, pension, gratuity, allowances and benefits attached to the post are set out in Section 9(1) of the Judiciary Act No. 9 of 2008.

 

Applications should reach this office on or before: 21st April, 2018

 

Postal Box Number:  1087

 

Address of office:  La Ciotat Building/Mt Fleuri

 

Telephone: 4322504

 

Fax: 4323112     

 

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Useful links

www.ecs.sc -  Electoral Commission 

www.oag.sc - Auditor General

www.seylii.org - Seylii

www.attorneygeneraloffice.gov.sc  - Attorney General Office

www.statehouse.gov.sc  - State House

www.sbc.sc - Seychelles Broadcasting corporation

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