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Guest Lecture - The Honourable Mr. Justice John Edwards

Justice John Edwards

The Hon. Mr Justice John Edwards, Judge of the Court of Appeal


Friday 22nd April 11:00 – 12:00, Boardroom, Plassey House

All welcome to attend.

Mr Justice Edwards was educated University College Dublin (B.C.L., Dip Eur. Law.), the University of Dublin (Dip C.P. & W) and the Honourable Society of Kings Inns (B.L.). He was called to the Bar in 1983 and began practice in 1984. He practised at the bar for twenty three years, spending thirteen years as a junior counsel and ten years as a silk. As a junior counsel he enjoyed a wide ranging and varied circuit practice, and was State Prosecutor for County of Kerry for approximately ten years. He was called to the Inner Bar in 1997. After taking silk he practised predominantly in the field of criminal law and both prosecuted and defended. He was appointed to the High Court in 2007 and subsequently to the Court of Appeal in 2015. He was the judge in charge of the High Court Extradition and European Arrest Warrant list from 2011 to 2014.

Mr Justice Edwards is also a member of the Advisory Board to the School of Law at UL. He has published articles, lectured, and has contributed to seminars, in the areas of criminal law, family law, child protection and extradition.

Convenor: Dr Ger Coffey: