His Honour Judge Michael David Byrne retires as a Circuit Judge with effect from 8 December 2015.
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His Honour Judge Byrne (70) was called to the Bar (G) in 1971. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1989, a Recorder in 1992, a Circuit Judge in 2002 and a Legal Member of the Restricted Patients Panel (Mental Health Review Tribunal) in 2006 (now known as Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber)). He was appointed a Member of the Lancashire and Cumbria Courts Board in 2007.