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Search for new NI chief justice begins
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29 Mar 2021 / justice Print

Search for new NI chief justice begins

The recruitment process to appoint a new Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has been officially launched.

It was announced earlier this year that the current holder of the post, Sir Declan Morgan, would be retiring.

He will now convene a selection panel which will make a recommendation on the appointment.

Post

The new Lord Chief Justice is expected to take up the post on 6 September 2021. 

Under section 9 of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978, those eligible for appointment must be either: 

  • A member of the Bar of Northern Ireland of at least ten years’ standing, 

  • A solicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland of at least ten years’ standing. 

 

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