Tribute to Sir Michael Nicholson

Tribute to Sir Michael Nicholson

Dame Siobhan Keegan, Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, has paid tribute to Sir Michael Nicholson who passed away on 30 October.

She said: “It is with sadness that I note the passing of Sir Michael Nicholson on 30 October 2023 at the age of 90. Sir Michael, who took Silk in 1971, was first appointed as a Deputy County Court Judge in 1983 and then appointed as a High Court Judge in 1986.

“He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1995 and retired from the bench in 2006. Sir Michael served with great distinction both as a lawyer and in judicial office.

“He brought a unique and highly valued perspective to the bench indicative of his independence and character. He was held in high esteem by his judicial colleagues and the legal profession. I would like to express my condolences, and that of the judiciary, to Sir Michael’s wife, his children and the wider family circle.”

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