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Judicial Career Progression Chart

Date : 11 September 2014

A Judicial Career Progression Chart has been created by the Judicial HR team.

Senior Magistrate for the Falkland Islands - Deadline to apply is 8 September

Date : 01 September 2014

The Falkland Islands Government is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the high profile role of Senior Magistrate on the Falkland Islands.

Selection exercise application numbers

Date : 18 August 2014

Three selection exercises closed earlier this month

Four new Lord and Lady Justices of Appeal announced

Date : 31 July 2014

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of a new Lady Justice of Appeal and three new Lord Justices of Appeal.

JAC Annual Report 2013-2014 published

Date : 10 July 2014

The Lord Chancellor has laid before Parliament the eighth annual report of the Judicial Appointments Commission

Equal Merit Provision comes into effect from 1 July

Date : 01 July 2014

The Judicial Appointments Commission will apply the Equal Merit Provision to judicial selections made in exercises launching from 1 July

Lord Chancellor announces two new commissioners for the JAC

Date : 16 June 2014

His Honour Judge Phillip Sycamore has been appointed as a senior judicial Commissioner, and Her Honour Judge Usha Karu as the Circuit Judge Member

10th set of JAC diversity statistics published

Date : 05 June 2014

Strong performance of women continues in latest Judicial Appointments Commission statistics

JAC publishes Equal Merit Provision policy

Date : 08 April 2014

The JAC has published its policy covering the implementation of the Equal Merit Provision.

JAC wins candidate experience award

Date : 26 March 2014

The JAC's work on judicial selection has been recognised at the second annual UK Candidate Experience Awards (the "CandE Awards")

The Recorder of London

Date : 20 March 2014

Application forms must be returned to the City of London by noon on 11 April 2014.

JAC publishes S9.1 policy

Date : 06 March 2014

Deputy High Court judge requests for authorisations

JAC publishes updated trends analysis on diversity

Date : 06 March 2014

The JAC has published an updated analysis of the trends in the diversity of applications and recommendations made for judicial posts.

Judicial diversity article features comments from JAC Chairman

Date : 24 February 2014

Law Society Gazette article about judicial diversity includes quotes from JAC Chairman.

Welsh Government seeks President to the Welsh Language Tribunal

Date : 24 January 2014

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn gwahodd ceisiadau ar gyfer rôl Llywydd Tribiwnlys y Gymraeg

Occupational Psychologist vacancy at the JAC

Date : 09 January 2014

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2014.

Seeking website feedback

Date : 30 October 2013

Please complete our online survey about the JAC website to help us improve our service.

Women the majority of successful applicants for judicial office for first time

Date : 05 December 2013

Women were recommended for more posts than men for the first time in the latest set of statistics released by the Judicial Appointments Commission today.

Changes under the Crime and Courts Act 2013 start to take effect

Date : 30 October 2013

The Crime and Courts Act and its regulations improve the efficiency, transparency and diversity of judicial appointments.

New JAC Vice Chairman - Lady Justice Macur

Date : 17 October 2013

Lady Justice Macur has been appointed as the JAC's Vice Chairman, replacing Lady Justice Black whose term of office ended last month.

High Court launches - flexible working available for the first time

Date : 14 October 2013

Nine opportunities to sit in the High Court's Queen's Bench or Family Divisions are available.

Second judicial appointment for CILEx

Date : 25 September 2013

A second Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has been selected for judicial appointment.

A career within the judiciary - an event for legal academics

Date : 13 September 2013

The judiciary are hosting an event for legal academics who may or may not have considered applying for judicial office and are interested in finding out more.

Improving Judicial Diversity - Judicial Diversity Taskforce Annual Report 2013

Date : 13 September 2013

The Judicial Diversity Taskforce has published its third report, which outlines the progress achieved since the previous report.

Outreach events in Scotland

Date : 02 September 2013

Glasgow - 11 September; and Edinburgh - 12 September

New-look website

Date : 29 August 2013

We have refreshed the navigation of the website.

Become a Commissioner

Date : 02 August 2013

Closing date for applications: Noon 10 September 2013

New Lord Chief Justice announced

Date : 16 July 2013

Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of The Rt Hon Sir John Thomas as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 1 October 2013

Five more women for the High Court

Date : 13 June 2013

WOMEN made up a third of the recommendations for appointment to the High Court (Queen's Bench and Family Divisions).

"Equal merit provision" consultation

Date : 15 May 2013

Today the Judicial Appointments Commission has launched a consultation on how to apply the "equal merit" provision in the Crime and Courts Act 2013.

Senior Appointments

Date : 03 May 2013

On Tuesday 7 May an exercise will be launched to identify a successor to the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge who retires later this year. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up appointment on 1 October 2013. Applications close on 28 May.

Crime and Courts Bill Receives Royal Assent

Date : 26 April 2013

The Act includes a number of provisions to improve the efficiency and transparency of courts and tribunals and to enhance judicial diversity.

Four new High Court Judges announced

Date : 19 April 2013

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of four new High Court Judges.

10 new Lord and Lady Justices of Appeal Announced

Date : 28 March 2013

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of three new Lady Justices of Appeal and seven new Lord Justices of Appeal

Judicial Pension Reform

Date : 05 February 2013

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling has today made a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament

What attracts lawyers to - or puts them off from - applying to be a judge?

Date : 24 January 2013

The JAC, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, General Council of the Bar and Law Society of England and Wales, are asking what attracts lawyers to - or puts them off from - applying to be a judge

Application numbers: 00770 Salaried Surveyor Member of the Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber

Date : 14 January 2013

00770: Salaried Surveyor Member of the Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber which closed on 8 January 2013, received 22 applications for the one role.

High level of BAME applicants selected as judges

Date : 06 December 2012

A QUARTER of the lawyers recently recommended for appointment as 28 Deputy District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) were black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME).

Application numbers

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Numbers now available for the Designated Civil Judge and Designated Family Judge; and Fee-paid Appointed Person Exercises

JAC Attends Judicial Diversity Event

Date : 22 November 2012

The JAC's Chairman (Chris Stephens) and Chief Executive (Nigel Reader) attended a judicial diversity event, 'Judge for Yourself', on 22 November 2012.

Fee-Paid Service Members to the Pensions Appeal Tribunals in Northern Ireland

Date : 15 November 2012

For further information and to apply online please visit www.nijac.gov.uk. Closing date is noon, Monday 10 December 2012

Authorisation of Recorders and Circuit Judges to sit as judges of the High Court

Date : 12 November 2012

Expressions of Interest are sought from serving Circuit Judges and Recorders to sit in the High Court to meet business requirements.

Up to nine vacancies on the Court of Appeal

Date : 09 November 2012

An exercise to select up to nine new Justices for the Court of Appeal will be launched 19 November. Sections 76-84 of the Constitutional Reform Act set out the process to be followed for the appointment of Lords Justices of Appeal.

Eleven opportunities to join the High Court

Date : 24 October 2012

Nine roles are available in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court and two in the Family Division.

Application numbers

Date : 23 October 2012

Application numbers for 00709 - 00711 - 00721 - 00727 - 00733 - 00734 - 00735

Judge for yourself

Date : 24 September 2012

Meet members of the judiciary and realise your potential to serve as a judge of tomorrow

Financial services and pensions tribunal specialists wanted

Date : 20 September 2012

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.

Judicial Diversity Taskforce Annual Report

Date : 14 September 2012

The Judicial Diversity Taskforce has today published its second report, which outlines the progress achieved in driving forward change.

Application numbers: 00712, Circuit Judge

Date : 15 August 2012

Selection exercise 00712 Circuit Judge closed on 31 July. The JAC received 292 applications in total.

More District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) required

Date : 26 July 2012

This is the first opportunity in two years to apply for this salaried, full-time position, which last time attracted over 400 applications for 30 roles.

2011/12 report and accounts show a productive year for the JAC

Date : 11 July 2012

The JAC's Annual Report, 'Selecting on merit - improving speed, cost and diversity' has been laid before Parliament by the Lord Chancellor today.

More than 50 Circuit Judge opportunities

Date : 10 July 2012

Two years since the last opportunity to apply, Circuit Judge Family and Crime positions are available for application again and there are more than 50 expected vacancies.

00705 District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)

Date : 04 July 2012

The District Judge (Magistrates' Courts) 2012 selection exercise is still expected to launch in July, however, there has been a temporary delay and we are unable to confirm an exact launch date at this time.

Senior Circuit Judge Appointment - The Recorder of London

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Applications are invited for appointment to the Office of the Recorder of London at the Central Criminal Court.

Women outperforming men in some judicial appointments

Date : 14 June 2012

Impressive results for women in the sixth set of Official Statistics published by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) today, show they are consistently strong performers when applying for judicial appointment up to and including the High Court.

Application numbers: 00701 Deputy District Judge (Civil)

Date : 28 May 2012

Selection exercise 00701 Deputy District Judge (Civil) closed on the 3 May. The JAC received 1,017 applications in total.

Appointment of a new JAC Commissioner

Date : 25 May 2012

The Lord Chancellor today announced the appointment by Her Majesty the Queen of The Honourable Mr Justice Wilkie as a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), following selection by the Judges' Council.

Court of Appeal Judge - Caymen Islands

Date : 25 May 2012

The Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) of the Caymen Islands invites applications for the position of Court of Appeal Judge.

Very popular DDJ (Civil) exercise opens for application again

Date : 12 April 2012

The very popular fee-paid position of Deputy District Judge (Civil) is available for application again two years after the last opportunity, which attracted around 1500 applications for just 193 roles.

Lords Constitution Committee Report on Judicial Appointments Process Inquiry

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Welcoming the report, JAC Chairman Christopher Stephens said: "Judicial diversity is increasing but faster progress will take concerted and innovative action from many different bodies, including the legal professions and judiciary itself."

Judges needed to hear benefit appeals concerning incapacity and disability

Date : 22 March 2012

Almost 150 judges are needed to hear appeals concerning entitlement to benefits based on an assessment of incapacity and disability.

JAC spells out its equality duties and objectives

Date : 24 February 2012

Equality and fair treatment is at the centre of all the JAC does and we make significant efforts to ensure all our processes are fair and open and that all applicants receive equal treatment.

150 doctors needed to hear disability appeals

Date : 23 February 2012

Around 150 judicial opportunities are available for doctors to become part-time tribunal members.

JAC responds to consultation on judicial appointments

Date : 13 February 2012

The JAC has submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation 'Appointments and diversity: A judiciary for the 21st century'.

New JAC Commissioners appointed

Date : 10 February 2012

Eight new JAC Commissioners have been appointed from 1 February 2012. They replace those Commissioners whose terms of office ended on 31 January 2012.

Application numbers 00529: Fee-paid Service Members of the First-tier Tribunal (War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber)

Date : 07 February 2012

Selection exercise 00529: Fee-paid Service Members of the First-tier Tribunal (War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber) closed on the 1 February 2012. The JAC received 122 applications in total for 10 vacancies.

Application numbers for 00535: Fee-paid Specialist Member of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber, Criminal Injuries Compensation

Date : 02 February 2012

Selection exercise 00535: Fee-paid Specialist Member of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber, Criminal Injuries Compensation closed on the 10 January. The JAC received 106 applications in total.

War Pensions Chamber President needed

Date : 01 February 2012

The War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber hears appeals relating to the old War Pensions Scheme, which ran from 1918 to 2005 and the new Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, which started in 2005.

00526: Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court) qualifying test extended

Date : 25 January 2012

The online qualifying test for Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court) will now close at midnight today.

00555 - Recorder

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The 81 Recorder crime jurisdiction recommendations will be sent to the Lord Chancellor in March 2012.

High profile judicial roles available in 2012-13

Date : 11 January 2012

Lawyers will have the opportunity to become High Court, Senior Circuit, Circuit and District Judges, plus apply for popular tribunal positions, in the April 2012 to March 2013 programme now published on the JAC website.

Unusual judicial opportunities need Armed Forces expertise

Date : 11 January 2012

The War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber needs 10 new specialist members. Could that be you?

Appointment of three new JAC Commissioners

Date : 05 January 2012

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice today announced the appointment by Her Majesty the Queen of Her Honour Judge Taylor, Martin Forde QC, and Alexandra Marks as Commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

Application numbers for 00526: Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court)

Date : 04 January 2012

Selection exercise 00526: Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court) closed on the 6 December 2011. The JAC received 1,483 applications in total.

Chief Executive

Date : 20 December 2011

The Lord Chancellor has today approved the appointment of Nigel Reeder as Chief Executive of the JAC with immediate effect.

Senior and Specialist Circuit Judge selection exercises launch

Date : 15 December 2011

SENIOR Circuit Judge vacancies focussed on heavyweight crime with additional substantial leadership duties are now available, alongside a Specialist Circuit Judge vacancy that will primarily deal with business disputes.

Rare judicial opportunities about victims of violent crime

Date : 13 December 2011

PROFESSIONALS and volunteers with substantial experience of working with victims of violent crime are being encouraged to put themselves forward for judicial roles. The positions are available for the first time in six years from today.

Up to eight Judges required for welfare appeals

Date : 01 December 2011

FOR the first time the JAC is selecting judges mainly to hear a range of welfare appeals in the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber.

Women continue to succeed in judicial appointments

Date : 01 December 2011

A high level of women were successful in becoming judges in the two largest judicial selection exercises completed by the JAC between April and September 2011

Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Date : 25 November 2011

The FCO are inviting applications for this position based in Luxembourg.

Popular DDJ (Magistrates' Court) exercise opens again

Date : 15 November 2011

Solicitors, ILEX Fellows and barristers can apply from today for Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court) positions, hearing criminal cases in the Magistrates' Courts.

Judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Date : 06 November 2011

The Ministry of Justice are inviting applications for the post of UK judge of the European Court of Human Rights, which has its seat in Strasbourg.

Two selection exercises launch

Date : 03 November 2011

For the opportunity to hear the first appeals in a new tribunal and gain further possible tribunal work in the future, hydrologists should apply for specialist member roles in the General Regulatory Chamber (Environment).

Lawyers wanted for the Chancery Division of the High Court

Date : 20 October 2011

Lawyers are encouraged to apply for five roles in the High Court Chancery Division.

Chance to hear heavyweight crime cases

Date : 06 October 2011

Murder, complex fraud, major gang crimes (including drugs and weapons), and serious sexual offences are just some of the cases successful applicants for new heavyweight crime Circuit Judge vacancies will be authorised to hear.

Help us to select the best

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From today, we have 62 vacancies for JAC panel members and chairs to assess candidates for judicial appointment.

Immigration judges sought

Date : 20 September 2011

The JAC is seeking 10 Deputy Judges of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber from today.

Black Letter Law 2011

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BLD holds its sixth annual Black History Month Event and the official launch of its Black Letter Law 2011 publication at the Law Society on Thursday 6 October 2011.

Salaried mental health judge wanted

Date : 25 August 2011

There is one immediate and three potential future vacancies for the role of Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Health Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health).

Beverley Lang QC appointed to High Court

Date : 17 August 2011

Beverley Lang, QC, has been appointed a Justice of the High Court with effect from 3 October 2011.

Vacancy for salaried Employment Judge, Scotland

Date : 03 August 2011

A vacancy has arisen for a salaried Employment Judge in Scotland

BME judge one of five new High Court judges appointed

Date : 01 August 2011

Rabinder Singh, QC, has been appointed a Justice of the High Court with effect from 3 October.

Commissioner advertisement

Date : 27 July 2011

The Ministry of Justice is inviting applications to become Commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

JAC publishes 2010/11 annual report and accounts

Date : 18 July 2011

The Judicial Appointments Commission is pleased that the Lord Chancellor has accepted and laid before Parliament its fifth annual report, 'Building the best judiciary for a diverse society'.

First time in 10 years new transport specialists needed

Date : 13 July 2011

For the first time in almost a decade, there is a new opportunity for transport specialists to hear tribunal cases relating mainly to road transport licensing.

JAC expands its diversity monitoring

Date : 07 July 2011

The JAC has decided to start monitoring the sexual orientation of candidates.

JAC submits evidence to the Constitution Committee

Date : 04 July 2011

The JAC has responded to the House of Lords Constitution Committee's call for evidence in their inquiry into the judicial appointments process.

Women excel in employment judge selections

Date : 30 June 2011

The best candidates to become fee-paid employment judges included a large proportion of women, as shown by the latest set of official statistics published by the JAC today.

Once in a decade opportunity for dentists

Date : 16 June 2011

For the first time in more than 10 years, dentists are being sought to hear tribunal cases relating to dentistry.

Judges needed for cases of mentally disordered patients accused/convicted of serious crime

Date : 25 May 2011

Twenty five judges are being sought to primarily deal with cases of restricted patients, who are accused or convicted of often serious criminal offences and are detained in hospitals, or living in the community on a conditional discharge.

Chance to sit at the Royal Courts of Justice

Date : 04 May 2011

From today, two salaried positions are open for application in the Chancery Division of the High Court. These are Registrar in Bankruptcy of the High Court and Master of the Chancery Division.

First time in over two years DJ (Civil) is open for application

Date : 12 April 2011

In the last round more than 500 applications were received for 81 roles, and from today there is just under a month to get your application in to the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) for an expected 56 District Judge (Civil) positions.

Unusual chance to go from practice to full-time judicial role

Date : 06 April 2011

Unusual opportunities for lawyers who are experts in tax, financial services, insolvency and chancery practice to go straight into salaried judicial roles are available through selection exercises launched today.

JAC Business Plan 2011-2012

Date : 04 April 2011

The JAC has published its Business Plan for 2011-12. The Plan sets out the organisation's strategic objectives, milestones for activity and what will be achieved within the funding provided.

More than 150 medical practitioners needed for judicial roles

Date : 23 March 2011

From today, the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is seeking more than 150 medical practitioners registered with the General Medical Council for judicial positions within the Social Entitlement Chamber.

Become a Recorder

Date : 11 March 2011

The popular fee-paid judicial role of Recorder is open for application again with the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) launching the recruitment for 98 positions.

Judicial Appointments Commission chairman appointed

Date : 09 March 2011

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice today announced the appointment by Her Majesty of Christopher Stephens as Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

JAC's Sara Nathan speaking at Women in the Law debate

Date : 08 March 2011

A cross-profession debate entitled Women in the Law, led by law firm Eversheds, will take place as part of the WOW - Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre on Saturday, and will also feature former JAC Commissioner Frances Kirkham.

First chance in five years to become Fee-Paid Immigration Judge, see Law Society Gazette

Date : 24 February 2011

FOR the first time in five years there is the opportunity to apply to become a fee-paid immigration and asylum judge in the First-tier Tribunal, through a selection exercise launched by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) today.

Merit Criterion Consultation

Date : 21 February 2011

The JAC seeks views on whether it should amend its merit criterion: 'an ability to understand and deal fairly'.

Leading judicial roles in the Social Entitlement Chamber

Date : 10 February 2011

Regional judges, who will lead around 12 district judges and 250 fee-paid judges and members in the First-tier Tribunal Social Entitlement Chamber, are now being sought.

News Release - Busy Programme of Judicial Opportunities in 2011 to 2012

Date : 25 January 2011

TWENTY selection exercises have been confirmed for the next financial year as the JAC publishes the new 2011 to 2012 programme on its website today.

News Release: More Social Entitlement Judges Needed

Date : 20 January 2011

Double the number of Social Entitlement Chamber salaried judicial roles are available than were in the last opportunity through a JAC recruitment exercise starting today.

News Release: Plan to support solicitors seeking judicial roles following new research

Date : 20 January 2011

A plan to support more solicitors who wish to join the judiciary has been announced by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) and Law Society today.

Review of Judicial Appointments and Judicial Arms Length Bodies

Date : 17 January 2011

The Lord Chancellor has written to Baroness Jay of Paddington, the Chair of the House of Lords Constitution Committee, setting out the findings of the end to end review of judicial appointments.

Revised Good Character Guidance published

Date : 14 January 2011

An updated version of our Good Character Guidance has now been published on this website. Candidates should ensure that they read this carefully before making an application.

Candidates sought for mock qualifying test

Date : 06 January 2011

The JAC is currently quality assuring the qualifying test for a Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber selection exercise and is looking for candidates to sit a dry-run of the test.

Updated selection exercises and Christmas opening hours

Date : 20 December 2010

The expected launch dates and number of vacancies for two selection exercises starting in the New Year have changed: District Judge (Civil) and Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber.

Article on solicitor judicial appointments in New Law Journal

Date : 13 December 2010

Last week's New Law Journal has an article on the work the JAC has done to encourage more successful applications from solicitors, by Edward Nally - Senior Partner of Fielding Porter Solicitors, JAC Commissioner and former Law Society President.

More Women and Black Minority Ethnic Lawyers to be Judges

Date : 02 December 2010

Two black minority ethnic (BME) candidates were recommended for appointment in the most recent High Court selection exercise run by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

Leading Immigration Judges Needed

Date : 02 December 2010

Challenging leadership roles for immigration judges are being advertised by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) from today. These provide an excellent opportunity to undertake interesting work in this very topical area of law.

Senior Circuit Judge exercise in Counsel magazine

Date : 18 November 2010

The current Senior Circuit Judge exercise is in this month's Counsel magazine in an article by Lord Justice Toulson, JAC Vice Chairman.

JAC Commissioner Appointments

Date : 15 November 2010

The JAC is pleased to announce the appointment of The Right Honourable Lady Justice Black DBE and The Honourable Mr Justice Bean as Commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

A rare opportunity to be a senior judge at the Old Bailey

Date : 11 November 2010

From today there is a rare opportunity to apply for a significant number of criminal law Senior Circuit Judge roles across the country, including at the Old Bailey where for the first time there is to be a vacancy suitable for salaried part-time working.

Announcement on review of the end-to-end judicial appointments process.

Date : 10 November 2010

The JAC welcomes the Lord Chancellor's announcement that the JAC should be retained as 'a valued independent body which does much to bring openness to the way candidates are selected for judicial appointments'.

Take on the challenge of welfare appeals

Date : 04 November 2010

A substantial number of Social Entitlement Chamber judges are being selected to deal with welfare appeals, in the first vacancies for three years with eight times more positions available than in the last recruitment exercise.

An opportunity to be a judge in the new Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber

Date : 27 October 2010

This is available through the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) who is inviting applications for these salaried judicial roles from today.

Female High Court judge appointed

Date : 18 October 2010

Lucy Morgan Theis, Q.C., has been appointed a Justice of the High Court with effect from 15 November 2010. She will be assigned to the Family Division.

Article on JAC 'dry-runs' in Legal Executive Journal

Date : 05 October 2010

An article by JAC Commissioner District Judge Charles Newman outlines the benefits to legal executives of taking part in 'dry runs' of the appointment process.

JAC Chairman in Law Society Gazette

Date : 23 September 2010

The magazine features an opinion piece by the Chairman, reflecting on how our relationship with the Society has developed during her time in office.

JAC Gives Evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body

Date : 21 September 2010

The JAC Chairman Baroness Usha Prashar gave evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body on 21 September 2010.

JAC give evidence to Justice Committee

Date : 08 September 2010

The Justice Committee questioned the JAC in a one off evidence session on Tuesday 7 September at the Palace of Westminster.

JAC welcomes the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman Annual Report

Date : 09 August 2010

The JAC welcomes Sir John Brigstocke's Annual Report and the continued scrutiny that he provides of our selection processes.

JAC publishes 2009/10 Annual Report and Accounts

Date : 26 July 2010

The Judicial Appointments Commission is pleased that the Lord Chancellor has accepted and laid before Parliament its fourth Annual Report, 'Independent Selection of a Modern Judiciary'.

New quality required for some senior judicial applications

Date : 21 July 2010

Evidence of leadership and management will need to be shown in applications for some senior judicial roles from today as the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) publishes a new quality for selections.

JAC publishes diversity statistics October 2009-March 2010 and a 10 year analysis of the appointment of women and BME candidates

Date : 01 July 2010

The JAC today published selection exercise diversity data from October 2009 to March 2010 and jointly with the MoJ, the first analysis of the appointment of women and BME candidates to judicial office over 10 years.

Lady Justice Hallett appointed Chairman of the Judicial Studies Board

Date : 15 June 2010

Following consultation with the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice has appointed Lady Justice Hallett DBE to be Chairman of the Judicial Studies Board from 31 July 2010.

Deputy District Judge (Civil)

Date : 28 April 2010

The Feedback Report on the performance of candidates in the Deputy District Judge (Civil) Qualifying Test, together with a copy of the test itself and the supporting documents, can now be viewed.

Judicial Appointments Meeting

Date : 14 April 2010

On Friday 16 April 2010 the Judicial Appointments Commission will meet members of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission and the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland at Canada House, London.

"Step up to a Judicial future" - new edition published

Date : 31 March 2010

The guide sets out information on becoming a judge and gives an insight into life in the judiciary and its responsibilities. It is designed to inspire and encourage candidates from all backgrounds.

Budget: JAC Statement

Date : 24 March 2010

The Ministry of Justice announced today that as part of its efficiency programme, there will be a review of the end to end judicial appointments process.

Data Sharing Consultation

Date : 29 March 2010

The JAC seeks views on whether it should ask candidates for judicial office for their consent to share personal data about them with the Ministry of Justice, Judicial Office, and Tribunals Judicial Office.

JAC Statement: Lord Chancellor's Advisory Panel Report

Date :

Responding to the publication of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Panel Report today, Baroness Prashar, Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) said:

Recorder South East and Fee Paid Employment Tribunal Judge Statistics Published

Date : 09 February 2010

Diversity statistics for two of the most popular selection exercises for fee paid roles run by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) last year are among a six month set of statistics published today.

Example role-play film for candidates now online

Date : 04 February 2010

From today you can see an online example of a role-play exercise of the type you might face during our selection exercises for some posts such as Recorder or Deputy District Judge.

Re-appointments to Judicial Appointments Commission

Date : 01 February 2010

The Lord Chancellor today announced the re-appointments by Her Majesty of Dame Hazel Genn, Sir Geoffrey Inkin, Her Honour Judge Frances Kirkham, Edward Nally and Sara Nathan as Commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

Good Character Guidance

Date : 17 December 2009

An updated version of the Good Character Guidance has now been published on the website. Please ensure that you read this carefully before completing your application.

Change to Programme of Selection Exercises for 2009-10

Date : 02 November 2009

The selection exercise for Fee Paid Employment Judge, Employment Tribunal has been rescheduled from March 2010 to February 2010. The number of vacancies has increased to 51.

Change to Programme of Selection Exercises for 2009-10

Date : 28 October 2009

We regret that the selection exercise for Salaried Employment Judge, Employment Tribunal has been withdrawn from the selection programme by the business area.

Postal Strike

Date : 21 October 2009

In light of the current and prospective disruption to Royal Mail services, please be aware that mail sent to or from the JAC may be delayed.

Change to Programme of Selection Exercises for 2009-10

Date : 14 October 2009

The selection exercise for First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber (Social Security and Child Support) Fee Paid Tribunal Member (Financially Qualified) has been withdrawn from the JAC's 2009/2010 programme at the request of the Tribunals Service.

JAC Gives Evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body

Date : 23 September 2009

The JAC Chairman Baroness Usha Prashar gave evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body on 23 September 2009.

Open for applications

Date : 17 September 2009

Master of the Queen's Bench Division.

Open for applications

Date : 10 September 2009

First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, Salaried Judge.

Application upload service unavailable

Date : 19 August 2009

The facility to upload application forms is temporarily unavailable.

Changes to Programme of Selection Exercises for 2009-10

Date : 14 August 2009

The programme of Selection Exercises for 2009-10 has been updated.

JAC responds to the OCJR Consultation Paper, Engaging Communities in Criminal Justice.

Date : 30 July 2009

The Judicial Appointments Commission submitted evidence in response to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform Consultation Paper, Engaging Communities in Criminal Justice.

Change to Programme of Selection Exercises for 2009-10

Date : 29 July 2009

The selection exercise for Police Appeals Tribunal, Fee Paid Chairman has been removed from the JAC's 2009/2010 programme at the request of MoJ. Unfortunately it is not yet known when this will be re-scheduled.

JAC publishes Annual Report

Date : 13 July 2009

The Judicial Appointments Commission is pleased that the Lord Chancellor has accepted and laid before Parliament its third Annual Report, 'Selecting The Best For The Delivery Of Justice'.

Diversity Seminar backs joint action

Date : 07 July 2009

Key bodies interested in increasing diversity in the Judiciary have agreed a series of measures to speed up the process.

JAC figures show rise in numbers applying for judicial posts.

Date : 30 June 2009

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) today published the results of the 24 selection exercises completed between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009. They show a steeply increased competition for posts.

Changes to Programme of Selection Exercises for 2009-10

Date : 24 June 2009

The JAC's selection exercise programme for 2009/2010 has changed.

Fee Paid Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal

Date : 04 June 2009

The application closing date for this selection exercise has changed from 25 June to 2 July.

JAC research finds out why lawyers apply - or don't apply - for judicial office.

Date : 04 June 2009

Research commissioned by the JAC from the British Market Research Bureau, shows that some myths still persist which need to be dispelled:

Lord Chancellor's Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity Starts Work

Date : 28 April 2009

The Lord Chancellor Jack Straw announced today he had set up an Advisory Panel chaired by Baroness Neuberger with the following terms of reference:

Recorder Selection Exercise Data Published

Date : 20 February 2009

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) today published selection exercise data for the 76 Recorder vacancies across the Northern, North Eastern and Wales circuits.

JAC launches barriers to entry research

Date : 24 October 2008

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has commissioned independent research to find out from solicitors and barristers what attracts them to - or puts them off from - applying to be a judge.

JAC Evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body

Date : 23 October 2008

The JAC Chairman Baroness Usha Prashar gave evidence to the Senior Salaries Review Body on 25 September.

High Court - Record number of women judges

Date : 06 October 2008

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) today (6 October) published data on seven selection exercises completed since 1 April 2008 including the selection exercise data for the High Court.

High Court Appointments

Date : 12 September 2008

Five new appointments to the High Court mean there are now 14 women on the Bench, the highest number ever.

JAC evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill

Date : 16 June 2008

The JAC has submitted a paper in response to the Committee on the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill's call for evidence.

JAC gives evidence

Date : 04 June 2008

The Judicial Appointments Commission gave evidence to a parliamentary select committee on Wednesday 4th June.

JAC publishes data on 27 selection exercises completed from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

Date : 30 April 2008

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) today published data on 27 selection exercises completed from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008. The JAC received a total of 2535 valid applications and 458 selections were sent to the Lord Chancellor.

Ministry of Justice announces process for appointment of new Lord Chief Justice

Date : 24 April 2008

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has been asked by Jack Straw, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice to appoint a selection panel for the appointment of the new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

The JAC Response to the Government's Consultation Paper on Judicial Appointments

Date : 17 January 2008

The Commission welcomes this opportunity to set out its views on the important issues of independence, responsibility and accountability raised by the Consultation Paper

Judicial diversity strategy: measures of success

Date : 28 July 2006

On Friday 28 July we published the measures against which the progress of the joint strategy to promote diversity in the judiciary will be monitored.