Master of the High Court sworn in as Fiji’s new acting judge

President Jioji Konrote with the newly sworn-in Acting Judge Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma with Chief Justice (left) Judge Anthony Gates, Chief Registrar (right) Yohan Liyanage and a family member. Picture: SUPPLIED

VISHWA Datt Sharma has been sworn in as Fiji’s new acting High Court judge.

Justice Vishwa Datt Sharma who holds a professional diploma in legal practice and a Bachelor of Law from the University of the South Pacific was officially sworn in by the President, Jioji Konrote, at the State House today.

Justice Sharma joined the judiciary as a clerk in 1977 and worked his way through to the becoming a senior court officer.

In 2009, he was appointed as the Legal Officer at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and appointed as Resident Magistrate in 2014.

Following this, he was appointed as the acting Master of the High Court in Suva and confirmed to the position in 2016.

He presently holds the position of the Master of the High Court in Suva.

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