Applications for District Judge open 25 October

“When I began my career as a CILEx Fellow I didn't for one moment think I might one day become a District Judge.

“The camaraderie in the District Bench is second to none. The work is interesting and, most importantly from a judge’s point of view, enjoyable.”

Stephen Nichols is a District Judge on the South Western Circuit. He was previously a Deputy District Judge while working in private practice. He began his career as a CILEx Fellow before becoming a solicitor. Read his story.

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2 open vacancies

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Appointment of Deputy High Court Judges

Following an open competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission, 32 Deputy High Court judges have been appointed. This exercise was an opportunity open to practitioners with or without previous judicial experience.

Read the biographies of all 32 Deputy High Court judges

7 forthcoming vacancies