00917: Deputy Chairman of the Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales


The following exercise is now open for application.

00917: Deputy Chairman of the Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales

Number of vacancies: one
Fees: £365 per day
Location: Across Wales – members may be asked to sit in any location, including remote areas
Closing date: noon on 11 June 2014

Full details are now on our website.  Including the application form, information pack describing the role, the selection process and providing key dates along with a job description and terms and conditions of employment.

The person

The post is open to solicitors and barristers in England and Wales with five years post qualification experience (PQE). Applicants should have expertise in agricultural and land law and should be prepared to travel throughout Wales.

The Role

The Tribunal sits in panels of three people, with a legally qualified Chairman or  Deputy Chair and two Lay Members. The Deputy Chairman will lead the panel convened to determine a dispute. The two lay panel members – often one farmer and one landowner panel member – sit on the panel to ensure there is understanding of different viewpoints around an issue.

The Deputy Chairman’s role is to ensure the correct legal process is followed and to ensure that the law is correctly applied in light of the evidence given. The Deputy Chairman will be responsible for leading the Panel’s deliberations and producing the written decision afterwards in co-operation with the lay panel members.

During the course of their appointment fee-paid Deputy Chairmen will be required to undertake such further ongoing training as may be arranged and required.