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Richard Ground
(2 May 1949 - 22 February 2014)
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Sir Richard William Ground, OBE
Former Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Bermuda

Sir Richard Ground was a former Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Bermuda.

Early life and education

Richard William Ground was born in Stamford, England on 2 May 1949. He studied at Lincoln College, Oxford, Inns of Court School of Law. He was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn in 1975. He was a media lawyer in London  before going to the Cayman Islands to serve as Crown Counsel from 1983 to 1987 and then as Attorney General of the Cayman Islands from 1987 to 1992.

Career

He was Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands from 1998 to 2004, and Chief Justice of Bermuda from 2004 to 2012. Ground retired as Chief Justice in 2012 and was succeeded by Ian Kawaley.

Personal life

Sir Richard was married to wife Dace McCoy Ground (1986).

Honours and awards

He was awarded as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). He was later knighted by the Queen.

Death

Sir Richard died on 22 February 2014 in Grindleford, Derbyshire, England.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ground
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Occupation Jurist
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Date of Birth 2 May 1949
Place of Birth Stamford, England
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Date of Death 22 February 2014
Place of Death Grindleford, Derbyshire, England
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Notable Accomplishments
Chief Justice of Bermuda: 2004 - 2012
Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands: 1998 - 2004
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