Justice Elizabeth Dunne
BALANCED, fair, firm, measured, compassionate, cool-headed and not given to hyperbole.
These are just some of the phrases used by lawyers to describe High Court Judge Ms Elizabeth Dunne.
She yesterday found Sean Quinn Snr, Sean Quinn Jnr and his nephew Peter Quinn guilty of contempt of court.
Regarded by colleagues as one of the strongest members of the High Court bench, she was appointed directly to the Circuit Court in 1996 -- even though she was not yet a senior counsel.
The mum of two was appointed to the High Court in 2004 and is tipped for the Supreme Court.
She has won widespread praise for her handling of distressed debtors who have appeared before her in the High Court repossession and bankruptcy lists.