Barrister Mark McGarrity sworn in as district judge

Royal Courts of JusticeBarrister Mark McGarrity was sworn in as a district judge in the Magistrates’ Courts this morning.

A graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS), he called to The Bar of Northern Ireland in 2004 and The Bar of Ireland in 2011.

In his practice as a barrister, Mr McGarrity specialised in serious and complex crime, with extensive expertise defending in terrorism, homicide, non-fatal offences against the person, people trafficking, sex, fraud, robbery and drugs cases.

He also has a broad experience in judicial review and coronial law.

A spokesperson for the Lord Chief Justice’s office confirmed that Judge McGarrity was sworn in at the Royal Courts of Justice at 10am.

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