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Recruitment for the office of First Deemster and Deputy Governor of the Isle of Man

Monday, 26 February 2018

Applications are currently being invited for the position of Her Majesty’s First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls in the Isle of Man.

Candidates must have relevant judicial experience in the Isle of Man or British Isles for at least five years and be able to demonstrate a strong track record of professional achievement and a comprehensive understanding of Manx law.

The First Deemster is President of the High Court of Justice of the Isle of Man and also holds the positions of Clerk of the Rolls and Deputy Lieutenant Governor, acting for His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, when required.

The First Deemster is a Crown position and the appointment will be made by Her Majesty The Queen, based on the recommendation made by a selection panel.

An information pack and application form is available.

Further information about the office can be obtained from:

The Judge of Appeal

Isle of Man Courts of Justice

Deemsters Walk


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 687576

Applications should be marked ‘In Confidence’ and sent by email to

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week commencing 30 April 2018.

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 April 2018 at 5.00pm.

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