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Eligibility โ€“ check if you meet the basic statutory requirements

 
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Eligibility

Please answer the following questions which will help to give you an understanding of whether you meet the statutory eligibility requirements for fee-paid legal judicial appointments. It should take you no longer than five minutes to complete. An asterix denotes the questions that require an answer before you can proceed. You will need to answer all the questions to receive a complete evaluation.

Age

There is no upper or lower age limit for candidates apart from the statutory retirement age of 70. However, the age at which someone is appointed must allow for a reasonable length of service before retirement.

You do not meet the eligibility requirements for judicial appointment as the answer you have given suggests that you have passed the statutory retirement age for all judges (70 years old).
The age range you have selected indicates that you would be able to meet the Lord Chancellor's requirement to give the minimum number of years reasonable service before retirement (usually 4 years for fee-paid posts).
The age range you have selected indicates that you would be able to meet the Lord Chancellor's requirement to give the minimum number of years reasonable service before retirement. This is usually 5 years for salaried posts, 4 years for fee-paid posts and 3 years for senior/specialist circuit judge posts.
If you decide to submit an application for judicial appointment, your application may be referred to the Commission to determine whether you could proceed. This is because the Lord Chancellor expects candidates to be able to give a reasonable length of service on appointment before the statutory retirement age of 70. This is usually 5 years for salaried posts, 4 years for fee-paid posts and 3 years for senior/specialist circuit judge posts. Depending on the vacancy and the timing of the exercise that you choose to apply for you may need to consider whether you can give this length of service before the statutory retirement age.
The age range you have selected indicates that you would be able to meet the Lord Chancellor's requirement to give the minimum number of years reasonable service before retirement (usually 4 years for fee-paid posts). Please be aware that the average post qualification experience of candidates successfully appointed to an entry level post is approximately 10 years.
Nationality

We ask candidates to complete a declaration of their nationality in the application form. In order to be eligible you must be a citizen of: the United Kingdom; or another Commonwealth country; or the Republic of Ireland. Other European Union Citizens are not eligible to apply.

You have indicated to us that you do not meet this statutory eligibilty requirement for judicial appointment. To be eligible you must be a citizen of either the United Kingdom, another Commonwealth country or the Republic of Ireland.
You have indicated that you meet this statutory eligibility requirement.