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Court of Appeal 2017

Closing date:  6 March, 2017 - 13:00


The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is advertising for six Court of Appeal judges:

Notification of Intent to apply: 13:00 on 24 February 2017  

Closing date: 13:00 on 6 March 2017

Interviews: 22, 23, 24 and 26 May 2017

Number of vacancies: 6 vacancies  

Location: RCJ London  

Salary: £204,695 per annum (NB this is the current 2017 rate as 2017 salary figures have not yet been published).

The Court of Appeal 2017 selection exercise is now open for application.

The Court is looking for six judges of outstanding ability to replace members of the court who are retiring between September 2017 and March 2018.  It will be advantageous for candidates to have expertise in one or more of the following - criminal law, Chancery or commercial law, public law (especially immigration and asylum law), employment law, technology and construction law, planning law and family law – but there is no guarantee that a candidate with one of those specialisms will be appointed.

The three criteria for appointment, against which candidates will be assessed, are:

  • To be outstanding lawyers;
  • To be able to work efficiently and effectively in and out of court and write excellent judgments expeditiously;
  • To be able to work well with colleagues and court staff.

Some candidates will additionally be expected to show an ability to take on leadership roles.

Notifications of Intent to Apply for the Court of Appeal are required by 13:00 on 24 February 2017 with completed applications to be submitted by 13:00 on 6 March 2017.

Interviews will take place on 22, 23, 24 and 26 May 2017.

The documents and information required by candidates are available by following the links below:

2017 Court of Appeal Information pack

2017 Court of Appeal Notification of Intent to Apply

2017 Court of Appeal How to Apply (instructions for candidates)

2017 Court of Appeal Job Description

2017 Court of Appeal Selection Criteria

2017 Court of Appeal Personal Information Form

2017 Court of Appeal Consent to Character Checks

If you require any further information, please contact Jacky Fox on 0203 334 6139.