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Unusual opportunities for financial services and pensions specialists to apply for judicial roles in the Upper Tribunal, Tax and Chancery Chamber are available through the Judicial Appointments Commission.
Date: 20 September 2012
There are six roles and they involve sitting with a judge and another specialist to hear references of decisions of the Financial Services Authority (and its expected replacement bodies) and of the Pensions Regulator. The views of all three panel members count equally and the decision-making responsibility of each is substantial.
Existing member of the tribunal, Ian Abrams, said: "I believe panel members perform a really useful role for the tribunal. It is our job to say 'this is how someone from the sector would look at this, these are the responsibilities that a particular individual would have and this is what would be expected of them'. This is particularly important for financial services cases as the judge may often not be familiar with how financial markets work as, for someone who does not work in financial services, it can be difficult to understand the nuances."
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For full details on the vacancies, see the selection exercise page.