Lord Chief Justice vacancy

16 January 2023 (updated 1 February 2023)

The Lord Chancellor has asked the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to convene a selection panel to recommend a candidate to fill the position of Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

The exercise launched on 30 January 2023, and anyone interested in making an application should contact the JAC’s Head of Senior Appointments and panel secretary, Lisa Grant, for further information on the eligibility and selection criteria and details of the documentation required to make an application. Candidates must submit a “Notice of Intent” to apply for the role by close of 6 February 2023.

Once we receive confirmation of a candidate’s “Notice of Intent” we will provide them with the relevant application forms and details of the required written submission.  This part of the process will close on 6 March 2023. Interviews are expected to take place on 21 April 2023.

The role is complex, high profile and demanding, requiring a judge and leader of the highest calibre.  Applications are welcome from talented individuals of all backgrounds

If you are interested in making an application and you think you have the requisite evidence to do so, please send an email to lisa.grant@judicialappointments.gov.uk in order to request an information pack.

All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

A copy of the candidate information pack can be downloaded here:
A copy of the “Notice of intent to apply” form can be downloaded here: