JAC: Deputy District Judge 2018

The Judicial Appointments Commission’s (JAC) process to select candidates for the post of Deputy District Judge is due to launch on 1 March 2018.

There are 303 vacancies across England and Wales. This presents an excellent opportunity for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives (who are Fellows) to apply for Deputy District Judge, which I can attest is an interesting and fulfilling role.

Deputy District judges hear a wide variety of civil and family law cases, including:

  • claims for damages and injunctions
  • possession proceedings against mortgage borrowers and property tenants
  • divorces
  • child proceedings
  • domestic violence injunctions
  • insolvency proceedings

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be a solicitor, barrister, or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with at least five years post qualification experience.

Candidates must also be able to offer a reasonable length of service, usually of four years, before the statutory retirement age of seventy.

The JAC is extremely keen to reach a wide range of potential candidates and to attract a strong and diverse pool of applicants. BSN members are encouraged to apply for this selection exercise.

Information about the process, including key dates and the competency framework, can be found on the JAC website.

If you have any queries or need any further details, please contact the Selection Exercise Team by emailing DDJ090@judicialappointments.gov.uk

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