You will be told the outcome of your application in writing.
If you are unsuccessful at the Selection Day stage of the process, you can request a written explanation. You should make this request within six weeks of the date of the letter informing you that you have not been successful. We will aim to respond to your request within 20 working days.
If you are successful the next stage of the process is:
As required under sections 88(3) and 94(3) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (CRA), summary reports on candidates likely to be considered for selection by the Commission are sent to the Lord Chief Justice and to another person who has held the post or has relevant experience.
When it makes selections, the Commission considers these responses, together with other information about a candidate, but is not bound by the views expressed by the consultees.
Selection Day Decisions
Panel members assess all the information about each candidate and agree which candidates best meet the required qualities. The panel chair then completes a report providing an overall panel assessment. This forms part of the information presented to the Commission.
The Commission considers all the information gathered about candidates to select those who will be recommended to the Lord Chancellor for appointment.
Report to Lord Chancellor
When reporting its final selections to the Lord Chancellor, the Commission must reflect the comments of the statutory consultees and discuss any divergence of opinion.