The passing of John L. Leckey


John L Leckey


The Society deeply regrets to note the death of John L Leckey on 5 August 2021. He served as Joint Honorary Treasurer of the Society, based in Belfast, from 1993 to 2000.


John was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1974 and was appointed HM Coroner for Greater Belfast in 1993. He subsequently served as Senior Coroner for Northern Ireland until his retirement in 2015. He presided over a number of a number of difficult inquests, always with his innate courtesy.


John was an author together with Professor Desmond Greer QC (hon.), of Coroners’ Law and Practice in Northern Ireland which deals with the law and practice relating to coroners in Northern Ireland with appropriate reference to developments in Ireland.


The Society extends its condolences to John’s wife Janet and their sons Simon and Peter.


His obituary in The Irish Times can be read here.