Welcome to the website for the Royal Court of Jersey. This is an online resource, which provides a dedicated overview of Jersey’s judicial system. This resource is currently provided in respect of higher-profile criminal proceedings; prominent civil proceedings will in due course follow.
The Royal Court of Jersey is the principal court on the Island and hears both civil and criminal cases. There are two full-time judges the Bailiff (Chief Justice) and the Deputy Bailiff. Part-time judges, called ‘Commissioners’, are also appointed when needed for specific cases or for specific periods.