Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

New Isle of Man deemster appointed

Alastair Aitken Montgomerie
Image caption Deputy High Bailiff Alastair Aitken Montgomerie is now one of three senior judges

The Isle of Man Government has announced a new appointment to its panel of top judges.

His Worship Deputy High Bailiff Alastair Aitken Montgomerie has been named a deemster, the most senior type of judge on the island.

Mr Montgomerie's appointment brings the island's complement of deemsters back up to three.

The father-of-two, who will preside over the Court of General Gaol Delivery, said he was "delighted".

"I am keen to make a continuing contribution to the administration of criminal justice on this island and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead," he added.

Mr Montgomerie was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, Manchester University and the College of Law and was admitted as a solicitor in 1979.

From 1980 to 1991 he was involved in a wide range of criminal cases in England.

He came over to the island in 1991 and worked in the attorney general's chambers.

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