Mode of address
S.I. No. 196 of 2006, Rules of the Superior Courts (Mode of Address of Judges) 2006 comes into operation on Tuesday, 25th April, 2006.
The Rule requires, inter alia, that members of the Supreme Court be addressed, in court, as Chief Justice or Judge, as the case may be.
The new rule is in substitution of the existing Rule 1 of Order 119 of the Rules of the Superior Courts.
The Rule does not affect the use otherwise of the title of Mr. Justice / Mrs. Justice or more formally The Hon. Mr. Justice / The Hon. Mrs. Justice.
Members of the Supreme Court shall be referred to, in the third person, as Mr. Justice or Mrs. Justice as appropriate.
John L. Murray
24th April 2006