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.
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.
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
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
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
The process for selecting Mr Justice Frank Clarke's successor as Chief Justice of Ireland is set to be agreed by ministers tomorrow. Mr Justice Clarke, who has held the top judicial post since 2017, is set to retire later this year. He will turn 70 in October.
The search for the next Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has begun in advance of Sir Declan Morgan's retirement later this year. Sir Declan, who assumed the top judicial post in 2009, will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 in January 2022.
Siobhán Stack SC has been nominated by ministers for appointment as a High Court judge. Ms Stack, an alumnus of University College Cork and the University of Cambridge, called to the Bar in 1995 and to the Inner Bar in 2013.
Judge Paul Kelly has been nominated for appointment as the next president of the District Court. An advisory committee recommended to ministers that Judge Kelly take on the presidency following the planned appointment of current president Judge Colin Daly to the Circuit Court.
Lady Justice Rose will join the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on 13 April, it has been announced. Her Majesty The Queen made the appointment on the advice of the Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor, following the recommendations of an independent selection commission.
Michael Humphreys QC has been sworn into office as a High Court judge in Northern Ireland. Mr Justice Humphreys graduated from Oxford University in 1993 and was called to The Bar of Northern Ireland in 1994. He took silk in 2011.
Barristers Joanne Carroll and Cephas Power have been nominated for appointment as ordinary judges to the District Court. The first vacancy arose following retirement of Judge Constantine O’Leary in November, and the second following the retirement of Judge Anne Ryan at the start of January.
Judge Eugene Regan has been nominated by Irish government ministers for reappointment to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a further six-year term. Judge Regan has served on the court since 2015 and became, in 2018, the first Irish judge ever to be elected president of a chamber.
Proposed legislation to overhaul the judicial appointments process will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny after TDs rejected a bid from Justice Minister Helen McEntee to expedite the process. The chair of the Oireachtas justice committee had said last month that the process should not be skipped simp
High Court judge Mr Justice Maguire has been appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in a round of judicial appointments announced this morning. Elsewhere, Mr Justice Huddleston has been appointed as president of the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (HIA), taking over from Mr Justice Colto