Bronia Hartley Appointed Court Examiner
18 March 2024

Bronia Hartley Appointed Court Examiner

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We are delighted to announce that Bronia Hartley has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a Court Examiner for a period of five years from 1 April 2024.

Court Examiners are able to take depositions where a court has ordered a witness to be examined before trial as to their oral or documentary evidence under Rule 34.8 where, for example, someone is too ill to attend the trial, or where a foreign court requests evidence from a person who resides in this jurisdiction and not in the jurisdiction of the foreign court (pursuant to the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1974 and the Hague Convention).

The role is quasi-judicial in that the Court Examiner takes the evidence as a judge would and certifies the transcript of the recording as correctly reflecting the evidence given.  Court Examiners work independently to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Bronia will act as a Court Examiner alongside her day-to-day practice at the Bar. 

You can read the Ministry of Justice’s formal announcement, here.