. A judicial officeholder should not sit on a case either singly (single-judge bench) or as a member of a judicial panel exercising jurisdiction of any instance, in which a member of the “judge’s family” appears as an advocate as well as when the advocate before the Court is the employer of or an employee of or a partner in or a tenant in the same chamber, working under the same roof as the advocate in question.
This new reform will bring significant changes in the approach to civil litigation. However, the Rules cannot be truly effective unless they are understood and accepted by all those involved in the judicial system and the new practices and procedures are properly and robustly applied by the courts.
Agreement concluded at the London Conference on Cyprus on the 19th February, 1959 (Cmnd. 679) and in accordance with measures agreed at the Conference, action was taken both in Cyprus and in London to prepare for the transfer of sovereignty.
The State of Cyprus is an independent and sovereign Republic with a presidential regime, the President being Greek and the Vice-President being Turk elected by the Greek and the Turkish Communities of Cyprus respectively as hereinafter in this Constitution provided.
Desiring to make provisions to give effect to the Declaration made by the Government of the United Kingdom on the 17th of February, 1959, during the Conference at London, in accordance with the subsequent Declarations made at the Conference by the Foreign Ministers of Greece and Turkey, by the Representative of the Greek Cypriot Community and by the Representative of the Turkish Cypriot Community