(CMR) His Excellency the Governor, Martyn Roper, OBE has announced the appointment of Patrick Moran as the Director of Public Prosecutions earlier today.
The Judicial and Legal Services Commission (the “JLSC”) recently carried out an open recruitment process advertising the post both locally and overseas. Following a short-listing process, an interview panel interviewed a number of candidates for this post ultimately recommending Mr. Moran as the successful candidate. His Excellency subsequently accepted the recommendation.
“Mr. Moran brings to the post the necessary skills, experiences, and passion for criminal law and prosecutions generally” His Excellency said. “His tenure as Acting Director of Public Prosecutions over the last year has inspired confidence in his capacity to discharge the responsibilities of the post efficiently and effectively and to act in the public’s best interest”.
Moran’s appointment is effective 1 December 2019 for a three year period.
Moran is the current Acting Director of Public Prosecutions of the Cayman Islands, a post which he has held since 1 December 2018. Mr. Moran’s substantive post of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions of the Cayman Islands is one to which he was appointed in early 2015. Prior to moving to the Cayman Islands, Mr. Moran was a self-employed Barrister in practice in England & Wales.
He was also a member of the management committee of his chambers in London. Moran has appeared in courts at all levels and has significant experience in a variety of criminal matters including homicide, firearms offenses, importation of drugs, serious sexual offenses, “white collar” crime, anti-corruption, money-laundering, asset forfeiture, and restraint proceedings. Moran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Hons) and was called to the Bar in 1997.