Tomica Daley has been appointed as registrar of the court’s Financial Services Division.
The position of registrar was established when the Financial Services Division was set up in November 2009. Until now, the duties of the registrar were combined with the roles of deputy clerk of court and registrar of the Court of Appeal, previously the responsibilities of Audrey Bodden.
Ms Daley, an attorney with court registry experience, was appointed deputy clerk of court earlier this year.
Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said Ms Daley’s appointment ensures “the division and its judges, who deal with the many large and complex international financial cases, get the dedicated administrative support that is needed.”
Her appointment was formally announced in the Practice Directions No. 2, published Sept. 27 in an Extraordinary Gazette.
The Practice Directions also formalized extending the office hours of the Financial Services Division Registry to 4:45 p.m., rather than 3 p.m. in other divisions).
“This is to ensure that urgent filings which are time-sensitive can be registered and presented to the judges as required,” the releases said. “Recognizing the commercial sensitivity of the cases coming before the FSD, members of the FSD registry staff will be on standby to receive such filings.”
Duties of the division’s registrar include liaising with parties involved in cases, coordinating listings with the listing officer, ensuring issue of notices of court dates and communicating rules and requirements. Arrangements for case management conferences, which may include telephone or video links from overseas, also fall under Ms Daley’s duties. She will also review and ensure implementation of the operational court rules and practices.
Practice Directions No. 2 also deals with procedures for assigning proceedings to a judge of the Financial Services Division; availability of judges of the FSD; the listing of hearings; and various administrative applications, such as orders for company restoration to the register, deferral of payment of court fees, and for multiple proceedings to be treated as “consolidated” for the purposes of assessing court fees, the release said.
The Financial Services Division Registrar is based at FSD Registry, 3rd Floor, Room 101, Kirk House, George Town. Email [email protected], or phone 244-3808.