Former student given historic Falklands title

Mr Bryan being sworn into his role

Mr Bryan being sworn into his role

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A former Fylde coast student has been given a prestigious title as the head of law across some of the most remote islands in the world.

Simon Bryan, a former pupil of Arnold School, Blackpool, has been appointed Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory and the British Indian Ocean Territory.

I am proud to take up the position of chief justice and very much look forward to carrying out my role and taking an active part in the life of the Falkland Islands over the years ahead

The role is a non-residential position as judge of the Supreme Court of the Falkland Islands and includes two visits each year to the South Atlantic islands.

Mr Bryan said: “I am proud to take up the position of chief justice and very much look forward to carrying out my role and taking an active part in the life of the Falkland Islands over the years ahead.”

After attending Arnold between 1977 and 1984, Mr Bryan studied law at Magdalene College in Cambridge and graduated in 1987 with a double-first class honours degree in law, before joining Lincoln’s Inn in London as a barrister.

He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 2006, a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2009 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2013.