Bailiff's Chambers Archive


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The Bailiff’s Chambers provides support to the Bailiff who is head of the judiciary, President of the States and civic head of Jersey. To do this, it works with many States departments and the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor. Responsibilities of the Bailiff’s Chambers include supporting the judiciary in criminal and civil matters in the Island’s courts, and issuing a range of injunctions and warrants on a daily basis. It supports the Bailiff in the States and in his sworn duty to maintain Jersey’s constitutional privileges. The Department organises, or helps co-ordinate, a range of public ceremonies including the swearing-in of officials before the Royal Court, the Assise d’Heritage, Liberation Day and Remembrance Sunday, and assists the Bailiff to fulfil engagements in the community throughout the year. Among its other responsibilities are receiving distinguished visitors, undertaking the administration of liquor licence extensions, and licensing public entertainment and charity collections.


States of Jersey


Bailiffs | judiciary | ceremonies | licences | Charities

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