Peter Kelly (judge)

Peter Thomas Kelly (born 12 October 1950) is an Irish judge who has served as the President of the High Court since December 2015 and a Judge of the High Court since 2015 and previously between 1996 and 2014. He has also served as a Judge of the Court of Appeal from 2014 to 2015.


Peter Kelly
President of the High Court
Assumed office
21 December 2015
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMichael D. Higgins
Preceded byNicholas Kearns
Judge of the High Court
Assumed office
21 December 2015
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMary McAleese
In office
9 April 1996  2 February 2014
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMary Robinson
Judge of the Court of Appeal
In office
2 February 2014  21 December 2015
Nominated byGovernment of Ireland
Appointed byMichael D. Higgins
Personal details
Born
Peter Thomas Kelly

(1950-10-12) 12 October 1950
Artane, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
EducationO'Connell School
Alma mater

He was educated at O'Connell School, University College Dublin and King's Inns. He was called to the Bar in 1973 and was called to the Inner Bar in 1986.[1]

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1996 and was in charge of the High Court Commercial list since it was established in 2004. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in October 2014.[2] He was appointed as President of the High Court on 21 December 2015.[3] As he was appointed to the Bench in 1996, he can continue in office until he is 72.[4]

References

Legal offices
Preceded by
Nicholas Kearns
President of the High Court
December 2015–present
Incumbent
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