Civil Procedure in the Solomon Islands (2020)
On 30 September 2022, John Sullivan KC (Solomon Islands) and Jason Ward, both of 35 West Chambers, were hosted by the Solomon Islands Bar Association, for the launch of the country’s first annotated civil procedure text: Civil Procedure in the Solomon Islands (2020).
The book launch, delayed from 2020 due to the pandemic, was attended by a substantial portion of the Solomon Islands legal profession, including the Chief Justice the Honourable Sir Albert Palmer CBE and Judges of the High Court.
Following some initial comments by editors, Sullivan KC and Ward, as to the background to the book, the Chief Justice formally launched the work, thanking the editors for the contribution.
The book, published by LexisNexis, includes the annotated Solomon Islands Courts (Civil Procedure) Rules 2007 and the Court of Appeal Rules 1983. There are explanations of principle, analysis of relevant case law, together with a detailed case list and index. The work is relevant to both legal practitioners and students.
Given the increasing international interest of various countries in the Solomon Islands, its substantial natural resources and its close proximity to Australia, being less than 3 hours by air, it is hoped this work will assist with independent development of the profession in the country.