FIRST CIVIL JUDGE

By 22/01/2019

May 1817

The legal system in Gibraltar had been based on English Common and Statute Law since 10th May 1740 when a Charter of Justice granted by George II formally introduced English law to the territory, thereby replacing Spanish Law.

 

The Fourth Charter of 1817 during Lieutenant-Governor George Don‘s term, saw the appointment of the first civil judge, W. Foye whose salary was £800.

 

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Image: Coat of arms of the HM Government of Gibraltar Version adopted in 2014