The Right Honourable Sir John Gillen

Sir John Gillen

Head of the Review

Sir John Gillen recently retired as a Lord Justice of Appeal in Northern Ireland, having previously served as a High Court Judge.

In the course of his service as a High Court Judge he was assigned as the Family Judge and Chairman of the Children Order Advisory Committee. In September 2017, he published a major review of the Civil and Family Justice system in Northern Ireland.

Sir John’s extensive programme of engagement has seen him meet with key stakeholders in Belfast, Dublin, London and Edinburgh, including the Judiciary, Law Officers, experienced lawyers from both a prosecution and defence background, complainants, persons acquitted of serious sexual offences, political representatives, media, NGOs and victims’ advocates among others.