Former Commissioner awarded New Year’s Honour

4 January 2021

HHJ Phillip Sycamore, who was a Senior Judicial Commissioner at the Judicial Appointments Commission between 2014 and 2020, has been recognised for public service in the 2021 New Year Honours list.

We wish Phillip warm congratulations on this honour that recognises his dedication and hard work.

Since finishing his term as Senior Commissioner, Phillip continues to work with the JAC as part of our recently-launched Targeted Outreach and Research Team to improve the diversity of the judiciary.

High Court Judge appointed

22 December 2020

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

She will take up her new role on 11 January.

This is the eighth announcement of High Court Judge appointments this year, with 14 new High Court Judges announced to date. There will be more High Court appointments in the new year.

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

Welcome to our new website

5 November 2020

We have launched our new website!

As part of building the new website, we asked current, previous and potential candidates for feedback and undertook user research. We fed all these findings into the new website and have been able to build a site that prioritises the information candidates have told us that they are looking for and is easier to navigate.

We are continuing to develop the site over the coming months, so if you have any feedback please do let us know Send us feedback on our new website

Image credit: Image by Bartek Zakrzewski from Pixabay 

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