Basseterre, St Kitts, March 20, 2019 – A Special Sitting of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court will be held on Monday, 25th March 2019 to pay tribute to the service of retired Justice of Appeal His Lordship Justice Albert Redhead.
The sitting will be held at the High Court of Justice, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, at 10:00 a.m.
Justice Redhead, 77, passed away on Monday, 4th March 2019 in Antigua and Barbuda.
An official funeral service will be held at the St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday, 26th March 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at the St. George’s Cemetery.
The Grenada-born jurist worked in many of the Commonwealth countries of the Caribbean after receiving a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1971. In 1972 he was called to the bar of England and Wales by the Middle Temple.
In 1974, Redhead moved to St Kitts and Nevis, where he began working as a Crown Counsel. In 1975, he became Registrar of the St Kitts and Nevis courts and also served as a magistrate of the courts. In 1980, he became the Director of Public Prosecutions in St Kitts and Nevis.
In 1985, the Judicial and Legal Services Commission of the Caribbean Community appointed Redhead to be a High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
In 1997, he became an Appeals Court Judge of the same court. Since retiring from the Court in 2003, he has twice been re-appointed as an Acting High Court Judge of the Court from 2004 to 2006 and he was again appointed in 2007.
As a High Court Judge, Redhead had been assigned to reside in and hear cases from a number of countries, including St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, and St Lucia. His most recent appointment has been to reside in and hear cases from the British Virgin Islands.
He is survived by his wife June, children and grandchildren.