23 Jun 2008

Solomons public solicitor Averre quits post

1:32 pm on 23 June 2008

The Solomon Islands Public Solicitor, Ken Averre, leaves the country, reportedly happy with the growth achieved in his office since he took the post five years ago.

The English lawyer who first went to Solomon Islands as a volunteer is leaving after nine years.

Mr Averre, whose contract ends at the end of July, says there are more Solomon Islands lawyers than before.

Speaking a week before he leaves the country, Mr Averre has also highlighted the fact the judicial system in Solomon Islands is managing well despite the heavy case load it has accummulated in the five years since RAMSI's arrival.

Mr Averre however says it is still difficult for the public solicitor's office to have staff posted in the provinces.