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Subair Williams is new Supreme Court registrar

Shade Subair Williams: new Supreme Court registrar

Shade Subair Williams will be the new Registrar to the Supreme Court after being appointed by the Governor yesterday.

She will succeed Charlene Scott.

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.

Peter Miller will be acting registrar from Ms Scott’s departure until then.

The Governor, George Fergusson said: “I am very pleased to announce Ms Subair Williams’ appointment, following the recommendation of the Judicial and 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 took her law degree at the University of Buckingham and was Called to the Bar in England and Wales in 2000, and Bermuda the next year. She has been in private practice in the firm of Mussenden Subair since 2010.

She served as Crown counsel in the Office of the DPP from 2000 to 2004 before becoming Bermuda’s first Legal Aid Counsel. From 2007 to 2010, she was an associate at Attride-Stirling & Woloniecki, which is now ASW Law. In her legal career, she has been both a prosecutor and defence counsel, as well as appearing in Family Court and working in commercial litigation.