Calling potential Judicial Assistants for the UK Supreme Court

Judicial Assistants to the Justices

Fixed term appointments: September 2014 to July 2015

Every year up to seven Judicial Assistants are appointed to work in the Court for one legal year.  This is a genuinely unparalleled opportunity to work closely with the Supreme Court Justices, observing at first-hand how the Supreme Court works, both inside and outside the courtroom. Successful candidates will each be allocated to one or two of the Justices, and will undertake a range of research duties in connection with their Justice’s caseload.

A brief job advertisement can be found below alongside a link to the full person specification and other details about the role on the recruitment microsite (http://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/supremecourt/index.htm). Please note that completed application forms must be returned by midnight on Monday 31 March 2014

Applications will be invited for up to seven temporary posts, assisting the Justices of the Supreme Court (who also sit in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council) by carrying out research in connection with appeals and summarising applications for permission to appeal.


You must be a solicitor, barrister or advocate qualified in one of the UK jurisdictions, having completed a training contract or pupillage by the start of the appointment. You will normally be intending to pursue a career in advocacy or have returned to university to carry out postgraduate research with a view to returning to a career in advocacy. You must demonstrate a high intellectual and analytical ability, incisiveness and the ability to work well under pressure. Excellent IT and written skills are also essential.

Further details are now available on the Hays recruitment website.

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is a great opportunity and we are glad to be able to promote the opportunity in order that our members may consider whether they wish to apply.


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