Appointment of Acting Sheriff
20 April 2012
Harry Legg OBE JP has been appointed by Governor Capes as Sheriff of St Helena whilst the current Sheriff, Greta Pat Musk MBE JP, is temporarily away from the Island.
The Sheriff’s prescribed Oaths were taken before His Excellency at the Governor’s Office in the Castle on Thursday 19th April and immediately become effective.
The Sheriff of St Helena is nominally responsible for enforcing Court Orders, and this is usually carried out by the police service on the Sheriff’s behalf. The Sheriff is also responsible for summoning jurors when a jury is required either in the Supreme Court or for a Coroner’s Inquest. The most conspicuous public role, however, is the swearing in of Governors and Acting Governors.
Public Relations Office
20th April 2012