Judge Seymour Panton

Jamaica

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

1968 Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, London
2007 – 2016 President of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica
1999 – 2007 Judge of Court of Appeal Acting Judge of Court of Appeal
1998 – 1999 Puisne Judge Acting Puisne Judge Resident Magistrate
1986 – 1999 Assistant Clerk of Courts Lucea, Hanover
1981 – 1986 Clerk of Courts Deputy Clerk of Courts
1978 – 1986 Acting Crown Counsel
1964 – 1966 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
1969 – 1971 Legal Assistant to the Attorney General of the Cayman Islands
1969 Senior Crown Counsel Government of the Cayman Islands
1971 – 1973 Acting Judge of the Grand Court Government of the Cayman Islands

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

2008 – present Member
Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal
1982 – 1988 Council Member
Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association
1977 – 1978 President Cayman Islands Cricket Association
  Former Vice President of the Association of Resident Magistrates, Jamaica.
  Former Associate Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School.
  Former Lecturer and Examiner for persons sitting the Deputy Clerk of Courts Qualifying Examinations.

AWARDS

Order of Jamaica July 2007.

Commander of the Order of Distinction (“CD”) for “Outstanding service to the Judiciary” 2006.

Recipient of a Fullbright grant to observe the operations of the American Judicial and legislative systems, 1990.

Cornwall Bar Association for “Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession” 2007.

Cornwall Bar Association for “Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession” 1995.