Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland is the head of the judiciary in Northern Ireland, presiding over the Courts of Northern Ireland. The present Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland is Sir Brian Kerr. His counterparts in England and Wales and in Scotland are the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and the Lord President of the Court of Session.

The position was established with the creation of Northern Ireland in 1922.

Lords Chief Justice of Northern Ireland (1922-) [Titles and styles appear as they were when in office]

*The Rt Hon. Sir Denis Henry, Bt, (1922-1925)
*The Rt Hon. Sir William Moore, Bt (1925-1937)
*The Rt Hon. Sir James Andrews, Bt (1937-1951)
*The Rt Hon. Sir John MacDermott (1951-1971)
*Major The Rt Hon. The Lord Lowry (1971-1988)
*The Rt Hon. Sir Brian Hutton (1988-1997)
*The Rt Hon. Sir Robert Carswell (1997-2004)
*The Rt Hon. Sir Brian Kerr (since 2004)

ee also

* Lord Chief Justice of Ireland

ources

*The Longman Handbook of Modern Irish History since 1800, N. C. Fleming and Alan O'Day, p.420, ISBN 0-582-08102-5


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