14 Jun 2004

Privy Council in Tonga appoints a new chief justice

2:56 pm on 14 June 2004

The Privy Council of Tonga has appointed a new chief justice.

He is Justice Robin Webster, who is currently serving as a part-time Employment Tribunal Chairman in Edinburgh in Scotland.

He is replacing Justice Gordon Ward, who has accepted a post with the Court of Appeal of Fiji.

Justice Webster has previously served as a Supreme Court Judge in Tonga from 1988-1991.