Justice Anthony Stephen Gruchot has taken up his appointment to the Turks and Caicos Islands Supreme Court after being sworn in by His Excellency the Governor Nigel Dakin on August 5th, 2022.
Justice Gruchot, whose appointment took effect on September 1st, is a graduate of the Sheffield Hallam University in England. He obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Sheffield University in 1998.
In April 2000 Justice Gruchot was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister through Lincoln’s Inn in November 2006.
Justice Gruchot practised in Sheffield and Doncaster for seven and four years respectively in several areas including family matters, civil and commercial litigation, estates and trusts, landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes, construction matters and professional negligence.
He was an active member of the Sheffield and District Law Society, latterly serving as its Vice President in 2011.
In October 2011, his Lordship relocated to the Turks and Caicos Islands and was called to the local Bar in January 2012. He began practicing at Miller Simons O’Sullivan Law Firm where he was involved in commercial and civil litigation.
In December 2012 together with Stephen Wilson QC he opened the Turks and Caicos Islands office of Graham Thompson & Co where he continued practicing in commercial and civil litigation before the Magistrate’s Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He also argued employment cases at the Labour Tribunal and Labour Commissioner.
From 2017 he has regularly sat as an acting Magistrate.
Photo: From left to right, Governor Nigel Dakin, Stephen Wilson, QC, and Mr. Justice Stephen Gruchot.