Hon. Neville Algernon Berridge
Acting Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
His Lordship, the Hon. Neville Algernon Berridge was a native of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Early life and education
Neville Algernon Berridge was born in St. Kitts on 28 May 1916.
He served the legal profession and the Judiciary of the Eastern Caribbean with distinction.
Prior to his elevation to the Bench, he served as Registrar and Crown Attorney in the Commonwealth of Dominica, Magistrate in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Justice Berridge also served as Attorney General in the Commonwealth of Dominica and Grenada in the early 1960s.
Justice Berridge was first appointed as an Acting High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 1967. He was confirmed in the position in 1968 and assigned to the Commonwealth of Dominica. In 1971, he was assigned to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Justice Berridge first acted as Justice of Appeal in 1974 and was confirmed on 26 May 1978. In 1977 he was appointed as a member of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission.
Justice Berridge acted as Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in 1983 following the retirement of the late Sir Neville Peterkin.
Justice Neville Berridge retired from the Bench on 4 December 1984.
The former acting Chief Justice and Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, passed away in his adopted homeland of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday, 8 July 2000. He was 84.
Justice Berridge was buried in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday, 17 July 2000.