Michael Keehan QC sworn in as a High Court Judge

Date: Thursday 16th May 2013

Former Head of Chambers, Michael Keehan QC, was formally sworn in as a High Court Judge on Tuesday 14 May.

The ceremony, which took place at the Royal Courts of Justice, was presided over by the Lord Chief Justice and was attended by many members of the judiciary and the Bar, including a large contingent from St Ives Chambers. After a welcome from The Lord Chief Justice, Anthony Hayden QC gave a speech on behalf of the Bar.

The swearing-in ceremony was followed by a welcome to the Family Division in which Beverley Morris spoke on behalf of solicitors.

Michael Keehan was appointed as a Recorder in 2000, took Silk in 2001 and was authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2003. He will be sitting in the Family Division.

Chambers would like to thank him for his dedicated service to St Ives during the past 31 years and wish him a long and happy career on the High Court Bench.

Acting Head of Chambers Nicholas Cole said: "St Ives has been privileged to have counted Michael Keehan as one of our own; his commitment to Chambers has been enormous and our current success is in no small part a result of his efforts over many years.

"His appointment is the culmination of an outstanding career at the Bar and we are all very proud to see him elevated to the High Court Bench."

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