Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said that with more than 30 years’ experience in the law, Press was “an outstanding appointment to the District Court”.
“Within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, he has served as a Managing Prosecutor, a Deputy Director, and most recently as Chief Counsel for Appeals,” she said.
“Previously, in his time with the Legal Services Commission, he worked in the Commission’s criminal practice, War Crimes Unit, and as a Duty Solicitor.”
Press will begin on January 20, shortly before the retirement of Judge Sydney Tilmouth in February.
Chapman wished Tilmouth well in his retirement.
“Judge Tilmouth has served on the District Court since 2005 and I thank him for his dedication and his work during this time,” she said.
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