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Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, formerly the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, replaces the retiring Lord Carswell as a Law Lord.
From October, the Law Lords will become Justices of the new Supreme Court which will take over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.
The 61-year-old was called to the Bar in Northern Ireland in 1970, to the Bar of England and Wales in 1974 and became a QC in 1983.
He was appointed a High Court Judge in Northern Ireland in 1993, the same year he was knighted, and in 2004 he was appointed Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.
Judge Price is alleged to have behaved inappropriately in his relationship with a rent boy.
Full story in the Mail
The Office for Judicial Complaints will consider the case.
News of the World story here
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, made legal history by agreeing to allow the trial to be heard by a judge alone.
It is the first time the power has been used since it came into force in 2007.
The case concerns four men accused of an armed robbery at Heathrow Airport in 2004. The judge said jury “tampering” was a “very significant” danger.
BBC news report here