Honour for a former Bailiff

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The former Bailiff, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, has been awarded an honorary master’s degree in Jersey Law by the Jersey Institute of Law, which he helped to establish.

Sir Philip Bailhache, who was presented with an honorary master’s degree

Murielle Nicolas, the institute’s director of administration, said that the honorary degree was in recognition of Sir Philip’s quiet work behind the scenes in advancing the study of law in the Island.

The honorary degree was presented to Sir Philip by Advocate Stephen Baker, the new chairman of the institute’s governing body, watched by Sir Philip’s brother, the Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache.

The presentation took place at the institute’s second graduation ceremony, which the Dean, Professor David Marrani, said was the beginning of a custom at the institute, as it was the second year running the ceremony had taken place. Once was not enough to establish a custom, he joked.

During the speeches graduates spoke about the benefits of the institute, which had helped a number of people gain a well-respected qualification while being able to stay in Jersey.

Iselin Jones, who has completed her graduate Bachelor of Law degree, said that local study was particularly helpful for students with young families who needed to have strong support while embarking on their studies.

Marie le Frapper, who received the Catherine Elliott prize for academic achievement and two awards from the University of London, also reflected on the lifelong relationships and friendships made with international students of the Institute of Law as they just start their studies.

The institute now has two full academic professors on its staff, the Dean, Professor David Marrani, and the director of studies, Professor Claire de Than.

Those receiving degrees or certificates were:

  • LL B degree: Iselin Jones.
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law: Marie Le Frapper, Lara Morand, Lisa-Marie Marc, Marie Fattal, Solène Feillet.
  • Institute of Law Certificate in Common Law: Elisa Martinez-Toribio, Emma Bernard, Juliette Raynier, Margaux Deschamps.
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance in Commercial Law: Michael Davies.
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance in Family Law: Zoe Beer.
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance in Legal System and Method: Marie Le Frapper.
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance in Criminal Law: Marie le Frapper.

Recruitment has now started for the September intake of law students and enquiries can be made at


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