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Senior Circuit Judge, Designated Civil Judge
The JAC has been asked to identify one candidate to recommend for the post of Senior Circuit Judge, Designated Civil Judge. This selection exercise is expected to launch in May.
Who can apply
This exercise is open to:
- Circuit Judges
- Solicitors and Barristers in England and Wales with at least seven years post qualification legal experience
- Recorders and
- those who have held, as a full-time appointment for at least 3 years, one of the offices listed in Part 1A of Schedule 2 to the Courts Act 1971
Additional selection criteria may apply.
The Commission encourages diversity and welcomes applications from groups currently under represented in the judiciary. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and recommendation for appointment will be made solely on merit.
About the role
The Designated Civil Judge for London carries out significant leadership and management duties. Among other things the post holder is responsible for allocating the non-specialist civil County Court and Queen’s Bench Division case management work between over 60 District Judges; shares the work of the Business and Property Courts (including appeals) with the specialist circuit judges; and manages all appeals from interim orders made by District Judges sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division.
As well as carrying out these duties, the Designated Civil Judge is expected to carry out the full duties of a Circuit Judge and to try the most significant, demanding or specialist cases.
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