Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore

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The Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore

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Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
1 October 2009 – 30 September 2020
Nominated byJack Straw
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byThe Lord Stephens of Creevyloughgare
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
29 June 2009 – 30 September 2009
Preceded byThe Lord Carswell
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
In office
Appointed byElizabeth II
Preceded bySir Robert Carswell
Succeeded bySir Declan Morgan
Personal details
Born(1948-02-22)22 February 1948
Died1 December 2020(2020-12-01) (aged 72)
NationalityBritish, Irish
Spouse(s)Gillian Widdowson
Alma materQueen's University Belfast

Brian Francis Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore, PC (/kɜːr/;[1] 22 February 1948 – 1 December 2020) was a British politician and lawyer.

He was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and then as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2009 until his retirement in 2020. Until his retirement, Kerr was the longest serving Supreme Court Justice, and the last original member of the Court.

Kerr died on 1 December 2020 at the age of 72.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "UK Supreme Court Judgments 26th June 2013 - Part 1". UK Supreme Court YouTube. UK Supreme Court. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2015. "The judgment in this case will be given by Lord Kerr", spoken in the presence of Lord Kerr by his colleague Lord Neuberger.
  2. "Former Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland Sir Brian Kerr, has died". Armagh I. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.