Applications Now Open for Appointment of a Master of the Supreme Court
THE CONSTITUTIONAL APPOINTMENTS AUTHORITY
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 Birth 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 judgement debtors excluding issuing of warrants for arrest and examination of judgement debtors as to their means prior to committal.
The successful candidate shall adhere to the provisions of the Constitution and Judicial Code of Ethics.
The salary, pension, gratuity, allowances and benefits attached to the post are set out in Section 11(1) of the Judiciary Act No. 9 of 2008, as amended by Acts 16 of 2009 and 28 of 2013.
The attention of applicants is drawn to the Constitutional Appointments Authority Rules on the “Selection and Appointment of Judicial Officers” Schedule 2 (Rule (6(3)) which can be viewed and downloaded from the Authority’s website: www.caaseychelles.com
Schedule 2 of the CAA Rules duly filled including CVs, legal qualifications, names and e-mail contacts of two referees, should reach the Office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Appointments on or before Tuesday 31st August 2021. Applications can be e-mailed.
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