On Thursday, 22nd April 2021, four new Judges were appointed to serve in the Superior Courts, having been appointed by the President of Malta for the first time on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Committee.
Two of the new Judges, namely Madam Justice Audrey Demicoli and Mr Justice Neville Camilleri, were elevated to the Superior Courts, having previously served as Magistrates in the Inferior Courts, for various years.
The other two Judges, namely Mr Justice Christopher Falzon Scerri and Mr Justice Ian Spiteri Bailey, were previously serving as lawyers, the former serving as Legal Counsel to the State Advocate and the latter being in the private practice.
The function was a short solemn one, dictated by the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As is customary, after taking the oath of office and oath of allegiance, the President of Malta, Dr George Vella, read the warrants by which they were appointed Judges.
The ceremony was also attended by the Prime Minister, Dr Robert Abela, the Chief Justice, Mark Chetcuti, the Minister responsible for Justice, Dr Edward Zammit Lewis, the State Advocate, Dr Christopher Soler, and by members of the families of the appointees.