1 Aug 2006

Tonga appoints Anthony Ford as new Chief Justice

3:14 pm on 1 August 2006

Tonga's Privy Council has appointed a new Chief Justice.

Anthony Ford, who is a New Zealander, will succeed Chief Justice Robin Webster in September.

Justice Ford joined the judiciary in Tonga in 2000 as a Judge of the Supreme Court and has been working in Tonga since.

He has on several occasions worked as the acting Chief Justice.

Last year, he was appointed to the Fiji Court of Appeal.