Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong and two senior judicial officers recently visited the Judiciary of England and Wales and the United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court to reaffirm judiciary ties between Brunei Darussalam and the UK.
The chief justice called on The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Burnett of Maldon and President of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Reed of Allermuir.
The delegation met with senior judges of the Judiciary of England and Wales on topics of international relations, insolvency, and international training.
Visits were also made to the Royal Courts of Justice, the UK Supreme Court, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (also referred to as the Old Bailey).
Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Chong told the Bulletin that “fruitful discussions were held on areas including judicial cooperation in court administration, continuing judicial education and training, developments in insolvency resolution processes”.
The chief justice also said that the visit reaffirms the longstanding, friendly and substantial ties between Brunei Darussalam and the UK.
“Judicial cooperation is a valued area of partnership between the two countries and through its shared common law heritage, aims to promote an efficient, effective and fair system of justice that is committed to the Rule of Law,” he said.