Judicial Appointments

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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.

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Co Meath solicitor Raymond Finnegan has been nominated for appointment to the District Court. He will fill the vacancy arising from the elevation of Judge Colin Daly, former president of the District Court, to the Circuit Court earlier this year.

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Judges are seeking an investigation into the “discriminatory, unfair and unlawful” judicial appointment system amid claims of bullying and racism, The Times reports. The Judicial Support Network (JSN), which promotes diversity on the bench, is sending a request today to the Equality and

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Retired occupational therapist Dr Joan Martin has been appointed as a lay member to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC). NIJAC is responsible for selecting and appointing, or recommending for appointment, applicants in respect of all listed judicial offices up to and includ

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Advocate-General Gerard Hogan has been nominated for appointment as a Supreme Court judge. The former High Court and Court of Appeal judge has served on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) since 2018.

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Ministers have agreed in principle to appoint five additional judges to the High Court in order to help clear the Covid-19 backlog of cases. The move will require legislation as the number of High Court judges is set out in law. It is not yet clear whether the additional judges will be temporary or

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The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has been appointed to the advisory body which will help to select the next Chief Justice of Ireland. Sir Declan Morgan will be the judicial member on the three-person non-statutory advisory committee established by ministers to help find a successor to Chie

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The Attorney General should not have any role in the judicial appointments process, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has said. The rights watchdog has published its recommendations to the government and the Oireachtas on the general scheme of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2

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Lady Justice Rose will be sworn in as a justice of the UK Supreme Court in a closed event next Tuesday. Only a small number of guests will be allowed to attend the ceremony in person, but it will also be streamed live from the UKSC website.

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Sir Declan Morgan's successor as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland will be named by the second week of September. The Office of the Lord Chief Justice today launched a recruitment process to fill the vacancy which will arise when Sir Declan turns 70 this year.

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The president of the High Court has called for the appointment of 15 to 20 additional High Court judges in anticipation of a post-pandemic deluge of litigation. Ms Justice Mary Irvine told a webinar hosted by The Bar of Ireland that the current bench of 37 judges was not enough to handle the coming

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Ministers have agreed to establish an advisory committee to identify possible candidates to succeed Mr Justice Frank Clarke as Chief Justice following his retirement in October. Justice Minister Helen McEntee yesterday secured cabinet approval for the establishment of a non-statutory advisory commit

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Mr Justice Michael Humphreys has been appointed as deputy chairman of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland. The Boundary Commission is an independent and impartial public body which reviews UK Parliament constituency boundaries in Northern Ireland in line with the Parliamentary Constituencie

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