Justice Norma Wade-Miller

Chair of the Commission

The Hon.  Mrs. Norma Wade-Miller JP OBE was appointed as Chair of the Commission of Inquiry into Historic Land Losses by Premier, the Hon. E. David Burt in 2019.

Justice Wade-Miller JP is a retired Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Bermuda. In the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, Justice Wade-Miller was appointed as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her decades of service to Bermuda and its legal community and judiciary. Justice Wade-Miller was the first woman in Bermuda to be appointed as a substantive magistrate, then as a high court judge. She was also Bermuda’s first female Acting Chief Justice.

She is a proud Jamaican who has embraced, and been embraced by, Bermuda where she has lived and worked for over forty years. She studied law in London and, as a member of Lincoln’s Inn, was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales followed by the Bermuda Bar and the Jamaican Bar. She is a Past President of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association (CMJA) and is an Honorary Life Vice President of the CMJA.

Justice Wade-Miller is a founding member, and the longest-serving president, of the Project 100 charity which provides financial, housing and emotional support for Bermudians with mental health problems. She chaired Bermuda’s Justice System Review Committee, and chaired the Judicial Training Institute of Bermuda and Bermuda’s Family Law Reform Sub-committee. She is a Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI), and a past member of the International Hague Network of Judges.