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Declan Morgan

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Appointed by  Elizabeth II
Children  3
Preceded by  Sir Brian Kerr
Name  Declan Morgan
Nationality  British
Role  Justice
Spouse(s)  Lady Rose Morgan

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Alma mater  Cambridge University Queen's University, Belfast
Education  Peterhouse, Cambridge, Queen's University Belfast

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Sir Charles Declan Morgan PC QC (born 1952) is the current Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.


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Early life

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Morgan was born in 1952 and educated at St Columb's College in Derry. He then was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge and Queen's University, Belfast. He was called to the Bar in 1976 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1993. Between 2002 and 2004, he was Senior Crown Counsel for Northern Ireland. He also served for a time as Judge-In-Residence at the School of Law of Queen's University, Belfast.

Judicial career

In 2004, Morgan was appointed a judge of the High Court and knighted. He became Chairman of the Law Reform Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland that same year, and in 2007 was appointed Chairman of the Northern Ireland Law Commission. In 2007, he was appointed to the Family Division of the Court, and in 2008 moved to hearing cases for judicial review.

On 18 June 2009, it was announced that Mr Justice Morgan would succeed Sir Brian Kerr as Lord Chief Justice following the latter's appointment as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary. He was sworn into office on 3 July 2009.

On 10 February 2010, Morgan was sworn of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

Personal life

Sir Declan is married with three children.


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