Nicholas Kearns: Whip it up and start again

Kearns was president of the High Court from 2009 to 2015. Now he has a new job, as chairman of the Personal Injuries Commission, where one of his biggest challenges is satisfactorily defining whiplash injuries to motorists

31st December, 2017
Nicholas Kearns, chairman of the Personal Injuries Commission, pictured in Trinity College Dublin Picture: Bryan Meade

Some people might see their seventies as a decade to put their feet up and sit back. But not former High Court president Nicholas Kearns. Two years after retiring from the bench, he is dressed in a suit when we meet, and happy to have his fingers in numerous pies.

Kearns is on the boards of PwC and the National Maternity Hospital, and acts as a trustee of the Gate Theatre. On a more personal...

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