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Mussenden appointed Puisne Judge

New Judge: Larry Mussenden, the Director of Public Prosecutions, was appointed a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court(File photograph)

The Director of Public Prosecutions was appointed a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court yesterday.

John Rankin, the Governor, announced that Larry Mussenden will take up the role when Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves retires in July.

Mr Rankin: “I am confident that he will serve the Supreme Court with distinction.”

Mr Rankin highlighted Mr Mussenden’s career, which has included time as Crown counsel, in private practice, as Attorney-General, as well as a stint as Director of Public Prosecutions.

The appointment was made after consultation with Chief Justice Narinder Hargun.

Mr Mussenden was Called to the Bar in England in Wales in 1995 and the Bermuda Bar in 1996. He was a Crown counsel from 1996 to 2001, then became a defence lawyer.

Mr Mussenden became Attorney-General and Minister of Justice in 2004 under the Progressive Labour Party after he was made Government Senate leader the year before.

He was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions after working in private practice from 2007 to 2016.

Mr Mussenden also served in the Royal Bermuda Regiment and retired as a Major.

He was president of the Bermuda Football Association from 2001 to 2008 and again between 2010 and 2016.

Mr Mussenden served as chairman of the appeals committee of Fifa, the governing body of football.