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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Name  John Sheil
Profession  Law
Occupation  Judge
Nationality  British

John Sheil

Born  19 June 1938 (age 77) (1938-06-19)
Alma mater  Trinity College, Dublin

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Sir John Joseph Sheil (born 19 June 1938) is a retired Northern Irish judge. He was a High Court Judge of Northern Ireland from 1989 to 2004, and a Lord Justice of Appeal of Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2007.


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Early life and education

Sheil was born on 19 June 1938. He was educated at Clongowes Wood College, an all-boys voluntary secondary school in County Kildare, Ireland. He then studied at Queen's University Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin.


In 1964, Sheil was called to the bar of Northern Ireland and began practising as a barrister. He was made a Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1975. #he was Chairman of the Mental Health Review Tribunal from 1985 to 1987, and was a member of the Fair Employment Appeals Board from 1986 to 1989.

In 1989, Sheil was made a High Court Judge of Northern Ireland. He served as a Lord Justice of Appeal in Northern Ireland from September 2004 to 31 December 2006. He retired from the judiciary at the end of 2006.

Since 1 September 2010, Sheil has been a Surveillance Commissioner. As this position has a three-year term, he was reappointed on 1 September 2013, and again on 1 September 2016.


In 1989, Sheil was knighted as a Knight Bachelor. On 5 Nov 1996, he was elected an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn. On 16 May 2005, he was elected an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple. In 2005, he was appointed a Privy Counsellor.


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