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Judiciary of Northern Ireland

Salaried Judicial Complement (as at 08 November 2017)

Lord Chief Justice 1 Date of Appointment *
The Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland 2009

Lords Justices of Appeal 3 Date of Appointment
The Honourable Lord Justice Treacy 2017
The Honourable Lord Justice Stephens 2017
The Honourable Lord Justice Deeny 2017

High Court Judges 10 Date of Appointment
The Honourable Mr Justice McCloskey 2008
The Honourable Mr Justice Maguire 2012
The Honourable Mr Justice Horner 2012
The Honourable Mr Justice O'Hara​ 2013
The Honourable Mr Justice Colton 2015
The Honourable Madam Justice McBride​ 2015
The Honourable Mrs Justice Keegan​​ 2015​
Vacant
​Vacant
​Vacant

County Court Judges 18 Date of Appointment
His Honour Judge McFarland, Recorder of Belfast 1998
His Honour Judge Marrinan 2003
Her Honour Judge McReynolds 2004
His Honour Judge Lynch QC 2004
His Honour Judge Babington, Recorder of Londonderry 2004
His Honour Judge Grant 2005
His Honour Judge Miller QC 2009
Her Honour Judge Smyth 2010
His Honour Judge Fowler QC 2011
His Honour Judge Devlin 2011
His Honour Judge Kerr QC​ 2012​
​His Honour Judge Sherrard ​2012
​His Honour Judge Kinney ​2012
​Her Honour Judge McColgan QC ​2013
His Honour Judge Ramsey QC 2014
Her Honour Judge Crawford ​ 2015​
​His Honour Judge Rafferty QC ​2016
​Her Honour Judge McCaffrey ​2016

Masters of the High Court 7 Date of Appointment
Master McCorry 2001
Master Kelly 2005
Master H Wells​ 2005​
Master Bell 2006
Master Hardstaff 2014
Master Sweeney​ 2015​
Master McGivern​ 2015​

District Judges 4 Date of Appointment
District Judge Brownlie 1997
District Judge Collins 2000
​District Judge Gilpin ​2012
District Judge Duncan 2014

District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) 21 Date of Appointment
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Copeland 1993
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  McKibbin 1995
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Kelly 1997
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Magill 1997
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  McElholm 1998
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Watters 1998
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Conner 1999
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Hamill 1999
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Meehan 2002
Mrs Bagnall, Presiding District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) 2003
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  McNally 2003
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Henderson 2005
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  E King 2005
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts)  Prytherch 2005
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) Broderick 2013
District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) P King 2013
District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) Brady ​2016
​District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) Mullan ​2016
​​District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) Ranaghan​ ​2017
​Vacant
​Vacant

Chief Social Security and Child Support Commissioner 1 Date of Appointment
Dr K Mullan 2011

Social Security and Child Support Commissioner 1 Date of Appointment
Mr O Stockman 2011

President, Appeals Tribunal 1 Date of Appointment
Mr J Duffy 2015

Legal Member of Appeals Tribunal 1 Date of Appointment
Ms E Fitzpatrick 2010

Lands Tribunal Member 1 Date of Appointment
Mr H Spence 2012

Coroners ** 3 Date of Appointment
Ms S Anderson 2006
Mr J McCrisken 2016
Mr P McGurgan ​2016


* Date of appointment refers to the date of taking up current judicial post as indicated and not any previous judicial posts held.

**In addition, there are twelve salaried judges who hold the role of coroner concurrently with their other judicial post.

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