Ward gets number two job in prosecutors’ office

| 20/10/2011

(CNS): Criminal prosecutor Trevor Ward has been appointed the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions beating out two of his local colleagues and one overseas candidate. The new post was created this year with the opening of the independent prosecuting office. Officials said that following an open recruitment process and an initial short-listing process, an interview panel chaired by the attorney general, Samuel Bulgin QC with three senior government officials unanimously selected Ward. “In its view…the candidate with the best range of skills, knowledge and experience required was Mr. Ward,” officials stated in the announcement of his appointment.

Ward was selected from a field of four applicants, three of whom were from within the prosecutors’ office and one from overseas. 

Ward who is highly regarded as a criminal prosecutor with more than 13 years experience in the region, began his career as a prosecutor in Trinidad and Tobago but joined the Cayman Chambers of the Attorney General in 2005 as a crown counsel. He was promoted in 2007 to Senior Crown Counsel with direct responsibility for all matters pertaining to the Grand Court.  In this role, he was required to act as lead prosecutor in complex criminal trials, including murders; and to prosecute appeals before the Grand Court and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.

“His vast legal knowledge combined with his management skills and experience, will stand him in good stead in his challenging new role,” officials stated.

As Deputy DPP, Ward will function as a Deputy Chief Officer for the Office and will assist in the management of the performance work flow and reporting requirements of the Office.

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