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Specialist Civil Circuit Judge (Chancery)

Salary:  £145, 614

Location:  Central London County Court


The JAC has been asked to identify one candidate to recommend for the post of Specialist Civil Circuit Judge (Chancery). This selection exercise is expected to launch in May/June.

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 Business and Property Courts of England and Wales were launched in July 2017 and comprise the Commercial Court (including the Admiralty Court), the Technology and Construction Court and the courts of the Chancery Division. In London these specialist jurisdictions operate together at the Rolls Building and there are also five main regional centres.

Specialist Civil Circuit Judges are expected to carry out the full duties of a Circuit Judge together with additional leadership and administrative duties. They are also expected to hear particularly demanding or specialist cases. The successful candidate will sit on Chancery and Commercial work and the other specialist jurisdictions dealt with by the Business and Property Courts. They will be required to work closely with the other Specialist Civil Circuit Judges and the court staff at the Central London County Court in order to deliver a first class, responsive service to the business, property and financial sectors.

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