Announcements

Latest High Court Appointment

21 October 2021

Judicial Office has today announced the appointment of Tom Leech QC as a High Court Judge, following an open competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

Tom will take up his new role on 1 November 2021.

This is the sixth announcement of High Court Judge appointments this year. Further High Court announcements will be made over the coming months.

You can find out more about the new appointees by reading their biographies.

Appointment of s9(4) Deputy High Court Judges

30 September 2021

Judicial Office has today announced the appointments of s9(4) Deputy High Court Judges, following an open competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

This exercise was an opportunity open to practitioners with or without previous judicial experience to apply to become a Deputy High Court judge in England and Wales. The JAC received 221 applications, recommending 40 candidates to post, thereby fulfilling the vacancy request.

The appointees will take up their new roles on 1 October 2021.

 

Judicial Appointments Commission Annual Report and accounts 2020-21

21 July 2021

The Commission’s annual report and accounts have been laid before Parliament and published today.  The report contains a range of information about the work of the Commission  from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

The number of judicial appointments made this year was 869, continuing the record volume of appointments seen last year. In these last three years we have seen the highest numbers of appointments since the Commission was established.

Read the annual report.

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