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Deemster and director of prosecutions to step down

Alastair Montgomerie

Montgomerie retiring, Butters leaving for 'personal reasons'

Two senior figures in the Isle of Man's legal and judicial systems are to step down.

Government House has announced Deemster Alastair Montgomerie will retire at the end of the year.

He's spent 28 years working on the Island, including 16 as a judge.

From 2003 to 2011 he served as the deputy high bailiff, before being promoted to his current position.

Meanwhile, the attorney general has announced Director of Prosecutions Richard Butters is leaving after three and a half years in the role.

John Quinn says Mr Butters is leaving for 'personal reasons', returning to his family home to be with his wife and children, who were unable to settle on the Island.

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