Judicial Appointments Commission responds to independent review of statutory consultation

woman holding sword statue during daytime31 March 2022

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has today published our response to the independent review of statutory consultation announced in June.

The review, commissioned by the JAC, has found that that evidence-based statutory consultation can support the selection panel in assessing candidates and that there is no direct evidence that the statutory consultation process impacts disproportionately on recommendations for appointment for any group.

The report has also made some sound recommendations that the Commission will be taking forward from September as part of a revised approach to statutory consultation within the existing statutory framework. 

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