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Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal and Fee-paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal for England and Wales
The JAC has been asked to identify candidates to recommend for the posts of Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal and Fee-paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal for England and Wales. This selection exercise is expected to launch in March.
This is an excellent opportunity for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives with 120 vacancies anticipated across England, Scotland and Wales in the First-tier Tribunal, and 50 vacancies anticipated across England and Wales in the Employment Tribunal.
Who can apply
Applications are invited from:
- solicitors, barristers and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with at least 5 years post qualification legal experience
- advocates and solicitors in Scotland of at least 5 years standing
- barristers and solicitors in Northern Ireland of at least 5 years standing
- in the case of the First-tier Tribunal only, those who have gained experience in law which, in the opinion of the Senior President of Tribunals, makes them as suitable for appointment as if they satisfy one of the conditions above
The JAC encourages diversity and welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented in the judiciary. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and recommendation for appointment will be made solely on merit.
About the Tribunals
The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 created a new two-tier tribunal system: a First-tier Tribunal and an Upper Tribunal. The new structure brought together individual tribunals that had similar interests or operating practices into chambers.
The seven First-tier Tribunal chambers are:
- General Regulatory
- Health, Education and Social Care
- Immigration and Asylum
- Social Entitlement
- War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation
The Employment Tribunal for England and Wales sits outside the two-tier structure. It is responsible for hearing claims from people who think someone such as an employer or potential employer has treated them unlawfully.
Each First-tier Tribunal chamber as well as the Employment Tribunal for England and Wales is headed by a President; overall responsibility for the tribunal system and judiciary rests with the Senior President of Tribunals. View the tribunal structure and find out more about the Employment Tribunal and the jurisdictions in the First-tier Chambers.
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