Peter Kelly (judge)

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The Hon. Mr. Justice
Peter Kelly
President of the High Court
Assumed office
21 December 2015
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Michael D. Higgins
Preceded by Nicholas Kearns
Judge of the High Court
Assumed office
21 December 2015
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Mary McAleese
In office
9 April 1996 – 2 February 2014
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Mary Robinson
Judge of the Court of Appeal
In office
2 February 2014 – 21 December 2015
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Michael D. Higgins
Personal details
Born Peter Thomas Kelly
(1950-10-12) 12 October 1950 (age 67)
Artane, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Education O'Connell School
Alma mater

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

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]

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