Mr Justice Peter Kelly


Adjunct Prof of Law


Mr Justice Peter Kelly
Mr Justice Peter Kelly was educated at O’Connell’s Schools, University College Dublin and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns.  He was called to the Bar in 1973 and thereafter spent two years working in the European Division of the Department of Justice.
He commenced practice at the Bar in 1975. He was called to the Inner Bar in 1986. He practised predominantly in the area of Chancery and Commercial Law.

Mr Justice Kelly was appointed to the High Court in 1996.  He has been the judge in charge of the High Court Commercial List since it was established in 2004.

He is a member of the Bars of England and Northern Ireland and an ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights.  He is Chairman of the Commercial Law Centre at UCD and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Maynooth University.
He is a former President of the Medico Legal Society of Ireland and is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  Mr. Justice Kelly is also Chairman of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust, Chairman of St. Francis Hospice Dublin and a Director of the Dublin Choral Foundation.
On 29 November, 2011, Mr. Justice Kelly was elected as the first President of the Association of Judges of Ireland.