Judicial Appointments

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Lord Justice Leggatt (Sir George Leggatt) will be sworn in as justice of the UK Supreme Court in a closed ceremony next Tuesday. The Constitutional Reform Act 2005, which established the Supreme Court, requires that appointees take the required oaths in the presence of the president of the court.

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The independent TD who was widely seen as driving the outgoing government's commitment to reforming the judicial appointments system has lost his seat in Saturday's election. Shane Ross, a TD since 2011, first for Dublin South and latterly for Dublin Rathdown, served as transport minister under Taoi

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Five senior Northern Ireland barristers have taken up office as temporary High Court judges as of today. Bar of Northern Ireland members David Scoffield QC, Stephen Shaw QC, Michael Humphreys QC, Karen Quinlivan QC and Gerald Simpson QC have been sworn in, as well as Daniel Friedman QC.

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A record 320 bills, including the controversial bill to reform the judicial appointments process, are expected to lapse when the Dáil is dissolved for the election next month. The majority of the bills expected to fall were introduced by backbench TDs, who had more opportunities to introduce

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Lord Reed has been installed as the new President of the UK Supreme Court. The Scottish judge was sworn in at a ceremony in London this morning, where he was “especially pleased to see here so many of my former colleagues of the Scottish bench and bar”.

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Four appointments to the Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court benches have been agreed by the Government at its final meeting of the year. Mr Justice David Binchy, who was appointed to the High Court in 2014, has been nominated for elevation to the Court of Appeal to fill th

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The controversial Judicial Appointments Commission Bill has completed the final stage in the Seanad after 125 hours of debate. The Government imposed a guillotine last night to bring debate on the legislation to an end, despite protests from opposition politicians.

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The controversial Judicial Appointments Bill has been amended in the Seanad to allow former barristers and solicitors to be considered "lay persons" three years after leaving practice. The bill previously provided that someone could not be considered a "lay person" until 15 years after ceasing to pr

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The Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI) raised concerns about the quality of applicants for appointment to the bench in a letter to the Public Service Pay Commission two years ago. The letter, written by Mr Justice George Birmingham in his capacity as association president, outlines concerns amon

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Seven judges have been nominated by Government for appointment to the enlarged Court of Appeal. Legislation to increase the number of ordinary judges in the Court of Appeal from nine to 15 was approved by the Oireachtas in July.

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