About Ms Justice Marie Baker
Ms. Justice Baker was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in 2019.
She was born in Co. Wicklow but lived for most of her childhood in County Cork and was educated in St. Mary's High School, Midleton, Co. Cork, University College Cork (M.A, Philosophy and B.C.L.) and the Honorable Society of King's Inns (B.L.).
Ms. Justice Baker was called to the Bar in 1984 and was called to the Inner Bar in 2004. She practiced in the Cork and Munster circuits. Her primary practice areas included land law and conveyancing, general chancery, family law and commercial law.
She is an accredited mediator.
Ms. Justice baker has previously lectured on contract and commercial law in Dublin City University (formerly known as the National Institute of Further Education).
In 2014, she was appointed as a part-time Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission. She was a member of the advisory study group on pre-nuptial agreements which reported to Government in April 2007.
In 2014. she was appointed a judge of the High Court and was assigned to the non-jury and judicial review lists. She was the judge in charge of the personal insolvency list and the non-contentious probate list from 2014 until her appointment to the Court of Appeal.
Upon its coming into effect in May 2018, Ms. Justice Baker was appointed as the assigned judge for the purposes of the applicability of the Data Protection Act 2018 in respect of the supervision of data processing operations of the courts when acting in their judicial capacity.