Anthony Gates has been re-appointed as Chief Justice under the New Legal Order.
Gates took his oath before self-appointed President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, at Government House today.
Other judges who were re-appointed as judges of the High Court are 79 year old Davendra Pathik, Daniel Gounder and Sosefo Inoke.
Their appointments along with that of Gates and other judges were revoked when the 1997 Constitution was abrogated on 10th April.
American citizen and Ba based lawyer, Mary Muir, was appointed as a resident magistrate.
According to the regime, the appointments were made under the Judicial Service Commission from which the Fiji Law Society has been removed as a member under the Administration of Justice Decree.
While the Commission has not been constituted, the appointments were made seemingly by the President and are likely to be ratified by the Commission once it is appointed.
We have been reliably told that even Nazhat Shameem, who until now has refused to be appointed to the bench as a judge, is being convinced by the Attorney-General to accept re-appointment.
Judges who will not accept re-appointment are Filimoni Jitoko, Jiten Singh, Gwen Philips, Thomas Hickie and Jocelyn Scutt who have returned to Australia.