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Fee-paid Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Tax and Chancery Chamber

Closing date:  22 November, 2017 - 13:00


Number of vacancies: Two

Fee: £612.91 a day

Location: Scotland

The JAC has been asked to identify two candidates to recommend for the post of Fee-paid Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Tax and Chancery Chamber.

These are fee-paid posts based primarily in Edinburgh, although the successful candidates must be willing to travel to other hearing venues as and when required.

About the jurisdiction

The Tax and Chancery Chamber is one of four chambers in the Upper Tribunal, a superior court of record with UK wide jurisdiction. It is responsible for dealing with appeals against decisions made by the following lower tribunals:

  • the First-tier Tribunal, Tax Chamber, for cases about tax
  • the Land Registration division of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber, for cases about land registration
  • the First-tier Tribunal, General Regulatory Chamber, for cases about charities

It also handles appeals against certain decisions made by the following organisations:

  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Pensions Regulator
  • Bank of England
  • HM Treasury
  • Ofgem

Who can apply

You are eligible to apply for this post if:

a) you are a solicitor or barrister in England or Wales with at least 7 years post qualification legal experience

b) you are an advocate or solicitor in Scotland of at least 7 years standing

c) you are a barrister or solicitor in Northern Ireland of at least 7 years standing

d) in the opinion of the Senior President of Tribunals, you have gained experience in law which makes you as suitable for appointment as if you satisfy any of the conditions at (a) to (c)

Additional selection criteria may apply. Please check the website regularly for updates, and sign up for alerts to receive email notifications when further information is available.