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Specialist Civil Circuit Judge - Judge in Charge of the London Circuit Commercial Court

Closing date:  27 November, 2018 - 13:00

Salary:  £148,526

Location:  Royal Courts of Justice, London


The JAC has been asked to identify one candidate to recommend as a Specialist Civil Circuit Judge in charge of the London Circuit Commercial Court. This exercise is expected to launch at 13:00 on 13 November, closing for applications at 13:00 on 27 November.

Who can apply

This exercise is open to:

  • Circuit Judges
  • Solicitors and Barristers in England and Wales with at least 7 years post qualification legal experience
  • Recorders and
  • those who have held, as a full-time appointment for at least 3 years, one of the offices listed in Part 1A of Schedule 2 to the Courts Act 1971

Additional selection criteria may apply.

The Commission 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 role

The principal role of the Judge in Charge of the London Circuit Commercial Court (known formerly as the London Mercantile Court) is to act as the sole permanent judge of the Court and to supervise in all respects of its operation. The Court is a part of the Commercial Court, exercising a High Court jurisdiction within the Queen’s Bench Division and forms part of the Business and Property Courts at the Rolls Building. It deals with business cases which are of lesser value and complexity than those dealt with by the Commercial Court but which are often nonetheless demanding and technical.

The Judge in Charge will also be authorised to sit in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and Technology and Construction Court, and may also be authorised to sit in the Administrative Court.

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