Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

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Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Incumbent
Sir Declan Morgan

since 2009
Inaugural holder Sir Denis Henry, Bt
Formation 1922

The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland is the appointed official holding office as President of the Courts of Northern Ireland and is Head of the Judiciary of Northern Ireland.[1] The present Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland is Sir Declan Morgan. His counterpart in England and Wales is the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and in Scotland his equivalent is the Lord President of the Court of Session. The position was established with the creation of Northern Ireland in 1922.

Lord Chief Justices of Northern Ireland

See also

References

  1. ^ Judiciary and courts in Northern Ireland, legislation.gov.uk; accessed 28 December 2015.

Sources

  • N.C. Fleming and Alan O'Day, 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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