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Speech by JAC Chairman at Annual Bar Conference 2017

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Speech by JAC Chairman Professor Lord (Ajay) Kakkar at the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2017. Delivered on 4 November 2017

High Court judge selection exercise launched today

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

The JAC has today launched a selection exercise to recommend up to 25 High Court judges.

Cyhoeddi adroddiad monitro ar y Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hwn yw’r adroddiad monitro blynyddol cyntaf i gael ei gyhoeddi ers gweithredu Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg y JAC ym mis Mai 2016.

Welsh Language Scheme monitoring report published

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

This annual monitoring report is the first published since the implementation of the JAC’s Welsh Language Scheme in May 2016.

Applications open for 3 JAC Commissioner vacancies

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Ministry of Justice is currently running an open competition to fill 3 vacancies for JAC Commissioners.

Apply to become a Disability Member of the First-tier Tribunal

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

An opportunity has arisen to join the judiciary as a fee-paid disability member of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber.

Judicial appointments seminar for Deputy and High Court judge roles

Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday 10 October 2017 at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

How a chartered surveyor can become a judge

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Chartered surveyors have the opportunity to become a judge with the launch of 4 new posts working for 2 different chambers in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.

Publication of Lammy review report into race and the criminal justice system

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017

The Judicial Appointments Commission welcomes the publication of the Lammy review report.

Lord Chancellor announces 6 new Commissioners for the JAC

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Lord Chancellor today announced the appointment by Her Majesty the Queen of 6 new Commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) following an open competition.

Recorder 2017: update on stages 3 and 4

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Selection days for Recorder candidates who are through to stage 4 will commence on 6 September.

Appointment of 5 High Court Judges

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Judicial Office has announced the appointment of 5 High Court Judges, following an open competition run by the JAC.

UN are seeking a judge or lawyer with 15 years’ experience in international criminal law

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The United Nations (UN) in New York are recruiting for the position of Ombudsperson of the Security Council’s 1267 Committee.

Senior judicial appointments announced

Date: Friday, July 21, 2017

The appointment of 7 Court of Appeal Justices, the President of the UK Supreme Court and 3 Justices of the UK Supreme Court have been announced today.

Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales appointed

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

The Rt Hon Sir Ian Burnett is appointed as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Become a tribunal medical member and contribute your skills in a new way

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Applications for medically-qualified members of the First-tier Tribunal will open on 3 August 2017.

JAC annual report and accounts 2016 to 2017

Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Lord Chancellor has laid before Parliament the JAC’s Annual

Employment Judge vacancies in Scotland

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Employment Tribunals (Scotland) has vacancies for salaried and fee-paid Employment Judges.

Do you want to become a District judge?

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

If you are thinking about your next judicial career move, you may like to apply for one of the 84 upcoming District judge posts available ac

Appointment of 21 Deputy High Court Judges

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017

Following an open competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission, 21 Deputy High Court Judges have been appointed.

Applications open for salaried judges of the First-tier Tribunal

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

An exercise to identify candidates to recommend for the post of salaried judge of the First-tier Tribunal opens today.

Applications open for JAC Commissioner vacancies

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

The JAC has 6 vacancies for new Commissioners.

Specialist civil circuit judge competition to open 25 April

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017

The JAC expects to launch a selection exercise for 2 specialist circuit judges on 25 April.

Applications for Chancery Master to open soon

Date: Monday, April 10, 2017

Applications for the role of Chancery Master will open on 27 April. No previous judicial experience is required, making this role a good first step into a judicial career.

Circuit judge applications deadline extended

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

The JAC has extended the application deadline for the Circuit Judge selection exercise to assist candidates. The new closing date for part 1 of applications is now 1pm on Thursday 13 April.

Being a Circuit judge brings great job satisfaction

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

If you are looking for the next step on your judicial career then you may like to take a look at the role of Circuit judge.

Recorder 2017: selection exercise team update

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Following the completion of the Recorder scenario test earlier this week, the selection exercise team can now provide an update on the next stages of this competition.

Recorder stage 2 scenario test update 1 March

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The JAC has sent instructions for the Recorder stage 2 scenario test to all candidates. The test will take place on Tuesday 7 March.

Mrs Justice Whipple appointed JAC Commissioner

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Lord Chancellor today announced the appointment of Dame Philippa Whipple DBE as a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission, following selection by the Judges' Counc

Recorder stage 2 scenario test update

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The JAC has written to Recorder candidates with further information about the stage 2 scenario test.

Vacancy for deputy judge to the OECD Administrative Tribunal

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The OECD invites applications from qualified legal professions for the role of deputy judge for the OECD Administrative Tribunal. This is not a JAC vacancy

Richard Jarvis appointed JAC Chief Executive

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Richard Jarvis has been appointed Chief Executive of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

Recorder qualifying test update: Thursday 16 February

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017

The JAC Chief Executive has emailed all Recorder candidates today.

Recorder 2017 qualifying test

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The JAC apologises that Recorder candidates have experienced difficulties in taking the online qualifying test this evening.

Recorder 2017 qualifying test instructions issued

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

The JAC has contacted all candidates who applied for the Recorder selection exercise to provide instructions about the stage 1 qualifying test.

Judicial appointments seminar in Leeds: Wednesday 25 January

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

Organised by The Bar Council, Judicial Appointments Commission and the judiciary, this free evening seminar will provide practical advice on the application and recruitment process for judicial app

Becoming a BAME judge workshops

Date: Monday, January 16, 2017

If you’re thinking of becoming a judge, The Law Society is running 2 free workshops on judicial appointments: interview training for solicitors.

Judicial vacancies in the Cayman Islands

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017

The Cayman Islands Judicial and Legal Services Commission has vacancies for judicial roles at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. The vacancies are for: