In 2016, the Hon. Mr. Justice Adderley retired as a Justice of Appeal at The Bahamas Court of Appeal. Previously, he served as a Bahamas Supreme Court Judge from September, 2007 to December, 2012.
A former Senator (1987-1992), prior to his appointment as a Judge he completed 28 years as a private legal practitioner primarily at the civil and commercial bar; and before that 10 years at a first career in the civil service.
He completed St Augustine’s High School, Nassau in 1962, St John’s University, Minnesota, in 1967 (BA Mathematics), London School of Economics in 1971 (MSc Statictics), the College of Law of the Inns of Court School of Law in 1978, and programs at Harvard Law School in 1988 and Central Law Training, London in 2006 (TEP).
He culminated his 10-year career in the civil service in 1979 as Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. However over that period he also served as Director of Economic Planning, Deputy Director of Statistics, Chairman of the Prices Commission; and Secretary to the Government Tenders' Board.
He was called to the United Kingdom Bar (Inner Temple) in November 1978, The Bahamas Bar in January 1979 and to the Turks and Caicos Bar in May 1981.
While in private practice he served as a director of and legal advisor to various private companies including financial institutions, and land and resort development companies. His public service included, among other things, Chairman of the Bahamas Development Bank, a Chairman of the Arbitration Tribunals (Labour) for 10 years, a director of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, and a member of the Ethics Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association. He now serves as a member of the Rules Committee, appointed by the Chief Justice under s.75 (1) (c) of the Supreme Court Act.
Mr Justice Adderley was born on 24th November 1945 in South Andros, is a practicing Roman Catholic, married with 3 adult children and is fond of golf and tennis.