Memorable day as Drogheda man Anthony Moore S.C. ‘takes silk’ and is called to the Inner Bar
BARRISTER Anthony Moore, son of the late Michael and Mona Moore, has been appointed Senior Counsel by the government and was called to the Inner Bar by the Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, last week.
Appointment to the position of senior counsel is given to barristers who have a proven capacity for excellence in the practice of advocacy, excellence in the practice of specialist litigation, and specialist knowledge of an area of law.
As the Chief Justice noted, this year’s ceremony was a historic occasion, held remotely for the first time on account of the pandemic. It saw Moore, along with 19 other colleagues, ‘ take silk’, a reference to the silk gowns worn by members of the Inner Bar.
Moore, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Cambridge University and King’s Inns, has been practising for 19 years at the Bar and specialises in administrative law and judicial review, constitutional law, human rights law, and EU law.
Speaking to the Drogheda IndependenT, he said: ‘I am really honoured and delighted to have been elevated to the position of senior counsel. It’s one of great responsibility and I look forward to helping serve the interests of justice before the courts in the years to come.’
Pictured: Anthony Moore S.C. and his wife, Venetia Taylor B.L. at the Four Courts.