His Honour Judge William Jack Birtles retires as a Circuit Judge with effect from 22 April 2014.
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His Honour Judge Birtles (69) was called to the Bar (G) in 1970, (L) in 1986 and to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1998. He was elected as a Bencher (G) in 2008. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1989, a Recorder in 1993, a Circuit Judge in 2002 and a Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in 2003. He was authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2010.