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Lascelles Lister Robotham
(22 October 1923 - 19 February 1996)
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Sir Lascelles Lister Robotham

Sir Lascelles Lister Robotham (22 October 1923 – 19 February 1996) was a Jamaican lawyer and judge who worked in a number of Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean. He was Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court from 1984 until his retirement in 1991.

Early life and education

The Honourable Sir Lascelles Lister Robotham, a Jamaican, was born 22 October, 1923 to Vivian Constantine Robotham and Ethline Blanche Robotham. He was educated at Calabar College in Kingston, Jamaica (1937 – 1941); and later went on to the Lincoln’s Inn, London, England (1953 – 1955) where he obtained a 2nd class honours. He was called to the Bar at the Lincoln’s Inn, 28th June, 1955. 

He was the holder of the post-final certificate, awarded by the Council of Legal Education, on satisfactory completion of a practical course for overseas graduates.

Career

Having completed his course of study in London, England, he returned to his native country where he served as Crown Counsel, 1955 – 1958; Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, 1958 – 1962; Resident Magistrate, 1962 – 1964; High Court Judge, 1964 – 1976; and Justice of Appeal, 1976 – 1979. In 1979 Sir Lascelles Robotham made the decision to continue his judicial career in the wider Caribbean, so he journeyed to the Eastern Caribbean where he first served as a High Court Judge, assigned to Antigua and Barbuda. Shortly thereafter he was appointed Justice of Appeal in 1982, and then Chief Justice in 1984, a position which he held until his retirement in 1991. After his retirement from the Caribbean court, he was appointed to be a judge on the Court of Appeal of Belize.

Honours and awards

1987 was a good year for Sir Lascelles. He was knighted by her Majesty the Queen in May, and became a Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in November.

Personal life

He was married to Gloria Angela Stiebel, and they both parented 2 children: Gordon and Rosemarie.

Like most West Indian men, Sir Lascelles was an avid cricket fan. He also loved to read and do gardening.

Death 

Sir Lascelles Robotham died 19 February 1996, aged 72.

Sources
http://www.eccourts.org/brief-history-of-the-court/honourable-sir-lascelles-lister-robotham/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lascelles_Robotham
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Lascelles Lister Robotham
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OCCUPATION: Jurist
 
BORN: 22 October 1923
BIRTHPLACE: Jamaica
 
DIED: 19 February 1996 (aged 72)
 
NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court: 1984 - 1991
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