Judicial Appointments Commission: review of statutory consultation

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 9 July 2021

Last week, our Chairman, Lord Ajay Kakkar, informed the Justice Select Committee that we will review our approach to statutory consultation to ensure best practice.

Statutory consultation is a legal requirement on the JAC and one aspect of the selection process for judicial appointment which is carefully used alongside a wealth of other evidence to make sure we select only on merit, those of good character.

The review will make sure that we use statutory consultation in in the most appropriate way, and allow us to reassure candidates that we are using it in a fair and clear way in line with our statutory responsibilities.

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