Good character

To be successful in applying for a role in the judiciary, candidates must be of good character.

You should consider whether there is anything in your past conduct or present circumstances that could affect your application. This applies to legal professionals, existing judicial office holders and members of the public applying for any role.

You must declare all past convictions and cautions, regardless of whether they are spent or unspent. You are responsible for keeping this information up to date and telling us about any changes up to the point of appointment.

For applications completed before 21 December 2020 you should carefully read the good character guidance. 

For applications after 21 December 2020 please refer to this updated good character guidance.



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