The JAC and the senior judiciary jointly developed a policy setting out the selection process for authorising circuit judges to sit in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD).
This follows changes introduced by the Crime and Courts Act 2013.
These authorisations are the responsibility of the Lord Chief Justice, but may only be made with the assistance of the JAC.
The policy sets out the main elements of the selection process that will be followed.
The Judicial Office will launch an Expressions of Interest exercise on an annual basis every autumn (subject to business need) through the judicial intranet.
As part of the launch, the Vice-President of the CACD will use the intranet and the Presiding Judges to alert all circuit judges to the process.
New authorisations will last for 4 years.
Circuit judges sitting in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division will continue to be paid their usual salary.
Current salary information is available from the Ministry of Justice.