Northern Ireland Judges and the Bar

Security note: For security reasons it is essential that correspondence to Judiciary - whether serving or retired at their private addresses should omit all reference to their Judicial rank. Plain or double envelopes must be used.

The tables below show you how to address Northern Ireland Judges and members of the Bar verbally and in writing.


Lord Chief Justice

Lord Chief Justice is a Privy Counsellor.

Address (in correspondence) Dear...
The Right Honourable
Lord Chief Justice
The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland Retirement Normal title in private capacity

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Court of Appeal

Same as England


High Court

Same as England


County Court Judges

Address (in correspondence) Dear...
His Honour Judge Doe (QC where appropriate) Judge
Her Honour Judge Doe (QC where appropriate) Judge
Retired: His Honour John Doe/Her Honour Jane Doe Judge

Please note: Forenames are not inserted unless there are two judges with the same or similar surname, in which case the junior judge of the two uses his forename and surname.

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Recorders of Belfast and Londonderry

Address (in correspondence) Dear...
His Honour Judge Doe QC
Recorder
Recorder of Belfast/Londonderry
In retirement
As retired circuit judge, i.e. Judge

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Resident Magistrates

Address (in Correspondence) Dear...
William Doe Esq. RM
Mr Doe
Henry Doe Esq. QC. RM Mr Doe
In retirement No title

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Masters

Same as England


District Judges

Same as England


The Bar

Same as England