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Mayo State Solicitor goes to District Court
Mr Justice David Barniville to be High Court President Pic: RollingNews.ie

13 Jul 2022 / courts Print

Mayo State Solicitor goes to District Court

Solicitor Vincent Deane is to be appointed as a judge of the District Court following the retirement of Judge Conal M Gibbons on 19 August.

At its meeting yesterday, the Government also agreed to nominate barrister John Martin, as a judge of the Circuit Court.

This vacancy arises following the retirement of Judge Petria McDonnell on 5 June.

Meanwhile, Mr Justice David Barniville will make his declaration as President of the High Court, in the presence of the Chief Justice, in the Supreme Court today at 4.30 pm (13 July).

Qualified as solicitor in 2001

Vincent Deane was educated at GMIT Galway, NUI Galway and the Law Society and qualified as a solicitor in 2001.

Deane lectured in criminal litigation and was an associate faculty member at the Law Society from 2007-2019.

He worked in the chief prosecution solicitors’ division at the Office of the DPP between 2005-2010

He has also worked as State Solicitor for County Mayo between 2010-2022.

Barrister John Martin was educated at UCD and the King’s Inns. He joined the Bar in 1997 and is an accredited mediator and a trained collaborative lawyer. 

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