Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
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. 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 Justice of Northern Ireland|
|Inaugural holder||Sir Denis Henry, Bt|
Lord Chief Justices of Northern IrelandEdit
- 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. The Lord 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 (2004–2009)
- The Rt Hon. Sir Declan Morgan (2009–)
- Judiciary and courts in Northern Ireland, legislation.gov.uk; accessed 28 December 2015.