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Costas Clerides, J. (Retired 10/9/2013 and from 16/9/2013 was appointed as Attorney General of the Republic)


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    Κώστας Κληρίδης, Δ.Costas Clerides, J. was born in Nicosia in 1952 and graduated the Pancyprian Gymnasium in 1970.

    He served as an officer in the Cyprus Natiomal Guard for two years. He then read law in London and was called to the Bar at the MIddle Temple.

    After his return to Cyprus he practiced law for 10 years as a pertner in the law firm "Lefkos Clerides and Sons". He was an elected member of the commitee of the Nicosia Bar Association for a number of years. He also served as the General Secretary of the Nicosia Bar Association.

    He published articles in the local press and in legal periodicals on various subjects of legal and social interest.

    In 1988 he was appointed District Judge and was promoted to Senior District Judge in 1996. He was elected Secretary of the Cyprus Judges Association. In 1997 he was promoted to District Court President. He served as the President of the Limassol Assize Court, Administrative President of the Larnaca-Famagusta District Court and, since 2008, Administrative President of the Nicosia-Kyrenia District Court.

    He represented Cyprus in various international and European conferences

    He was appointed to the Supreme Court on 27 April 2009.


    He is married and has one son.



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