Larah Michaud was sworn in as a new Magistrate in a small ceremony before family and colleagues on Thursday 12 May 2022.
She read out her oaths before Chief Justice Rony Govinden, who explained that she was the best candidate presented to the panel for this role. He congratulated her on this important milestone, and wished her the very best in her new responsibility.
Michaud completed her A Levels at International School Seychelles in June 2011. Thereafter she proceeded to the University of Kent, Canterbury in September 2011 for her undergraduate degree in Law.
She was instantly fascinated with public law in the first term, although very homesick. “At times I felt like I wanted to drop out but my parents pushed me and I grew to enjoy my undergraduate degree very much,” she states. “In my 3rd year I decided to take the following modules, Medical Ethics, Human Rights and English Law and Family Law which has in a way driven me to be who and where I am today.”
During her degree course she took up a mini-pupilage with the Attorney Generals Chambers in 2012 for about 3 months. This encouraged her to proceed to the Bar.
In July 2014, Michaud graduated with a Bachelor of Laws.
Following her undergraduate degree at the University of Kent, Michaud took up the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at City University of London in September 2014. She did not complete her bar course immediately; she completed all her exams in July 2017 and was admitted as a Barrister to the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and called to the Bar of England and Wales in March 2018.