Edna Johnson originally from South Africa recently arrived at St Helena to take up the role of Crown Counsel (Civil) in the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Edna has been appointed on a two-year contract and her main duty will require her to undertake any civil law matters such as property, planning and employment.

Edna said:

“I decided to take up this role as it is incredibly interesting and diverse – plus the opportunity to live on an island for two years helped with my decision. By working in this post I hope to master my brief and expand my knowledge of law. This will be the third jurisdiction I have worked in, so it is all very exciting.”

 Edna was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2007 and two years later as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Edna has worked in private practice in South Africa and as an in-house solicitor for the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and a local authority.  She was the solicitor for a professional association in London before coming to St Helena. Edna also has a Master’s in Business & Commercial law by the Liverpool John Moores University.

Attorney General, Angelo Berbotto, said:

“In the last 18 months we have had an increase in litigation and requests for advice on civil matters.  Therefore, having in-house expertise in this area of law was a necessity. On behalf of the team, I extend to Edna a warm welcome to Chambers.”

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15 November 2017

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