Alderney has a judicial system which is administered by the Chairman and Jurats of the Court of Alderney. Jurats are members of the island community, who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The Jurats are not legally qualified and the Court is provided with legal advice by the Greffier who acts as the Clerk to the Court.
The Court of Alderney can hear any civil case as it has unlimited civil powers. There is a sitting of the Civil Court on the first Thursday of every month, excluding August, at 2.30pm. The Court also convenes at other times as necessary. Generally the Court is open for members of the public and the press to attend, except where the Court is dealing with domestic matters.
The information provided on the website is intended for guidance only and does not constitute advice. The Court recommends that you seek independent legal advice regarding any Court action. Court staff are not able to provide legal advice.