John Megaw

The Right Honourable
Sir John Megaw

Personal details
Born John Megaw
(1909-09-16)16 September 1909
Died 27 December 1997(1997-12-27) (aged 88)
Occupation Judge
Profession Barrister

Sir John Megaw, CBE, TD, PC (16 September 1909 – 27 December 1997) was a British judge who eventually rose to Lord Justice of Appeal[1] and international rugby union player.[2]

During his career as a barrister he acted as pupilmaster to Michael Kerr (also later a Lord Justice of Appeal) and was a chambers contemporary of John Donaldson (later Master of the Rolls).[2]

Notable cases

Notable judicial decisions of Lord Justice Megaw included:

Rugby Union

John Megaw was also capped twice as an international rugby union player for Ireland in the 1930s, once 1934 against Wales and again in 1938 against England, both times playing at Number Eight.[3] Ireland lost both tests.


  1. "R.t Hon. Sir John MEGAW, , PC, CBE, Lord Justice of Appeal". Kirkpatrick family archives. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Sir Michael Kerr (obituary)". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. "John Megaw, Ireland". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
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