Judge Anthony Collins nominated for appointment as CJEU Advocate-General
Judge Anthony Collins has been nominated for appointment as an Advocate-General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
The government’s decision in April to nominate Advocate-General Gerard Hogan for appointment to the Supreme Court bench will create a vacancy on the CJEU.
Judge Collins, presently a judge of the General Court, has been nominated by ministers to see out the remainder of Advocate-General Hogan’s term, which expires on 8 October 2024.
The appointment cannot be made by EU member states until Judge Collins has been assessed by the panel set up under Article 255 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to confirm his suitability for the post.
Judge Collins is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the King’s Inns. He called to the Bar in 1986 and became senior counsel in 2003. He was appointed as a judge of the General Court of the CJEU in September 2013.