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Judges of the Magistrates Court

Gary Perry

Gary was educated in the UK and studied at the University of Leicester and at the Inns of Court School of Law (Middle Temple).

He completed pupillage at 1 Paper Buildings Temple and was called to the UK Bar in 1989. From July 1984 to May 2006, he worked in the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK in various roles in Merseyside, Hampshire/Dorset and in Sussex where he was the Trial Unit Head of all Crown and Higher Court casework.  In May 2006 he commenced employment at the Law Officers of the Crown.  In 2007 he attended the University of Caen where he obtained the Certificat d'Etudes Juridiques Fran├žaises et Normandes and was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court in July 2008. 

During his career Gary has worked successively as a Senior Law Clerk, Senior Crown Prosecutor, Prosecution Team Leader, Chief Crown Prosecutor and CPS Disciplinary Adjudicator and Investigator.  He has gained experience managing caseworkers and administration support covering Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight as well as prosecuting cases in the Magistrate's Court in Hampshire/Dorset and had a personal caseload of complex cases and prosecution of cases in the Sussex Crown Courts.

Gary also held the role of CPS Area Champion covering the areas of disclosure, computer crime, Proceeds of Crime Act, sexual offences.  He also held specialist roles and worked on the Special Casework Unit.  He was a CPS trainer on courses and was involved in CPS inspection work.  He was a member of the Guernsey Bar Council from 2010 - 2012.

Gary was sworn as a Judge of the Magistrate's Court and Lieutenant Bailiff in 2019.

His interests include cricket, football, motor racing, music, and IT.

 

Marc Davies

Marc Davies was born and brought up in England. He read Law at Durham University before being called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1998.

He did his pupillage and became a Barrister at 5 Essex Court Chambers before moving to practise in Durham. He had a mixed common law practice with an emphasis on civil work, including personal injury claims. He also had a busy criminal practice.


Marc Davies then joined the Army where he served in the Service Prosecuting Authority, working with the Royal Military Police. He also gave legal assistance to service personnel. After 10 years in the Army, including tours abroad, he returned to being a Barrister in private practice in Birmingham. He also acted as a Prosecutor in the West Midlands for the Crown Prosecution Service on criminal matters, including against juveniles.


In 2019 he moved to Guernsey to take up a position as a criminal prosecutor in the Chambers of the Law Officers of the Crown. Following completion of the Guernsey Bar examinations and after obtaining a Certificat d'Etudes Juridiques Fran├žaises et Normandes at the University of Caen he was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court in 2021.

In 2023 he was appointed as a Judge of the Magistrate's Court and as a Lieutenant Bailiff.

His interests include equestrian sports, cooking, skiing and walking.