Up to eight Court of Appeal judges are being sought for selection, the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) announced today.
The Commission is looking for candidates of outstanding ability to replace retiring members of the court during the period June 2020-June 2021. Applications are particularly welcome from specialists in public law, crime, general chancery and media. Applications from those considered more generalist are also welcome.
Prospective candidates have been asked to notify their intent to apply by 1pm on 24 February 2020, and applications will close at 1pm on 6 March 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16 June 2020 at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. The positions each attract a salary of £215,094.
Prospective candidates are advised that submitting an intent to apply form does not serve as an application, rather it assists the JAC administratively.
To be eligible to apply, candidates are required to satisfy the judicial-appointment eligibility condition on a seven year basis, or are a judge of the High Court.
Save in exceptional circumstances, candidates are expected to have sufficient directly relevant previous judicial experience. The meaning of “directly relevant experience” is sitting as a judge in a higher court, with substantial experience of hearing complex and demanding cases.
Interested candidates are invited to contact the JAC’s Head of Senior Appointments, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 020 3334 6376 - who will email you an Information Pack which includes the Eligibility Criteria, Job Description and Selection Criteria as well as the relevant documents required to apply.