Completed Appointments 2021

Pensions Appeal Tribunals  - Deputy President (23 November 2021)

 Mr John O'Neill was appointed as Deputy President of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals on 23 November 2021.

Victims’ Payments Board - Medical Members (10 November 2021)

Dr Sharon Elwood, Dr Mary McCullagh, Dr Robert Mageean, Dr Philip Weir, Dr Peter Wright, Dr Deirdre McGarvey, Dr Geraldine McCreesh, Dr Peter Acheson, Dr Sunneva Gilmore were appointed as Medical Members of the Victims’ Payments Board for Northern Ireland on 10 November 2021.

Appeal Tribunals – Medically Qualified Members (26 October 2021)

Dr John O'Malley, Dr Rachel Acheson, Dr Edmund McFayden, Dr Leah Gilroy, Dr. Peter Farnon were appointed as Medically Qualified Members of the Appeal Tribunals for Northern Ireland on 26 October 2021.

Appeal Tribunals – Disability Qualified Members (26 October 2021)

Mrs Catherine Burke, Ms Eimear McAllister, Mrs Lauren McGill, Mrs Sheila McNeill, Mrs Vilma Patterson MBE, Mr. Colin Kennedy, Dr. Roisin Flynn were appointed as Disability Qualified Members of the Appeal Tribunals for Northern Ireland on 26 October 2021.

Appeal Tribunals – Medically Qualified Members (19 October 2021)

Dr Barbara Savage, Dr Niall McGonigle, Dr Peter Wright, Dr Roma Caldwell, Dr Maria Broughton and Dr Jonathan Crawford were appointed as Medically Qualified Members of the Appeal Tribunals for Northern Ireland on 19 October 2021.

Appeal Tribunals – Disability Qualified Members (19 October 2021)

Ms Alana McSorley, Mrs Elizabeth McNabney, Mrs Frances McGurgan, Ms Orla Conway, Mrs Sarah Calvert and Ms Sinead King were appointed as Disability Qualified Members of the Appeal Tribunals for Northern Ireland on 19 October 2021.

Coroner (17 September 2021)

Mrs Louisa Fee was sworn into the office of Coroner for Northern Ireland before Dame Siobhan Keegan, the Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, on Friday 17 September 2021.

Pensions Appeal Tribunals Legal Member (27 July 2021)

Ms Joanne Hannigan QC was appointed as a Legal Member of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (PAT) for Northern Ireland on 27 July 2021.

County Court Judge (5 July 2021)

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Mr. Peter Irvine QC as County Court Judge in Northern Ireland. The judge was sworn into office before Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, on Monday 5 July 2021.

County Court Judge (28 June 2021)

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Mr Richard Joseph Greene QC as County Court Judge in Northern Ireland. The judge was sworn into office before Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, on Monday 28 June 2021.

County Court Judge (21 June 2021)

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Presiding District Judge Fiona Bagnall and Coroner Patrick McGurgan as County Court Judges in Northern Ireland. The judges were sworn into office before Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, on 21 June 2021.

Review Tribunal - Medical Member (11 May 2021)

Dr Deirdre McGlennon was appointed as a Medical Member of the Review Tribunal for Northern Ireland on 11 May 2021.

District Judge (19 April 2021)

Mrs Kathryn Logue was appointed as a District Judge in Northern Ireland on 19 April 2021. Mrs Logue has also been concurrently appointed as a Deputy County Court Judge.

Coroner (12 April 2021)

Miss Maria Dougan was sworn into the office of Coroner for Northern Ireland on 12 April 2021.

Adjudicator (Medical Member) of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP) for Northern Ireland (9 March 2021)

Professor Nawwar Al-Attar was appointed as a Medical Member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP) for Northern Ireland on 9 March 2021.

High Court Judge (1 March 2021)

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Mr Kevin Rooney QC as a High Court judge in Northern Ireland. The judge was sworn into office before The Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland on 1 March 2021.

Victims’ Payments Board Members (23 February 2021)

Ms Lisa Casey, Mr John Gibbons, Mr Conor Heaney, Ms Maura Hutchinson, Mrs Emma Irwin, Miss Debrah Jordan, Mrs Patricia Ann McKaigue, Ms Tracy Overing, Mr Mark Scott and Mrs Laura Joyce Thompson were appointed as Legal Members of the Victims’ Payments Board for Northern Ireland on 23 February 2021.

Mr Mark Campbell, Mr James Robert Carson, Mrs Cathleen Donnelly, Dr Marie Goss, Mr Barry Vincent Greene, Mrs Rachel Mary Hogan, Mrs Ruth Laird, Dr Damien McCullough, Mrs Alison Moss and Ms Patricia Southern were appointed as Ordinary Members of the Victims’ Payments Board for Northern Ireland on 23 February 2021.

Dr Joanne Emily Kelly, Dr Gerard Gavin Lavery, Dr Robert James Leetch, Dr William Mark Pratt, Dr Robert Ian Ryans and Dr Lucinda Mary Watt were appointed as Medical Members of the Victims’ Payments Board for Northern Ireland on 23 February 2021.

High Court Judge (15 February 2021)

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed Mr Michael Robert Humphreys QC as a High Court judge in Northern Ireland. The judge was sworn into office before The Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, on 15 February 2021.