Judges

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Superior judges

  • Justice of the Supreme Court - 15 years rights of audience in senior courts or held high judicial office as a Court of Appeal judge.
  • Lord Justices of Appeal - 7 years' experience as a solicitor or barrister or a High Court judge.
  • High Court Judges - 7 years' experience as a solicitor or barrister or 2 years as a Circuit judge.



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Inferior Judges

  • Circuit Judges - 7 years' experience as a solicitor or barrister or 3 years as Recorder,District judge or chair of a Tribunal.
  • Recorders - 7 years' experience as a solicitor or barrister. 
  • District Judges (Magistrates' Court) - 5 years' experience as a solicitor or barrister or a Deputy District judge.
  • District Judges (County Court) -  5 years' experience as a solicitor or barrister or a Deputy District judge.
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Courts

COURTS

  • Justice of the Supreme Court - Supreme Court  & Privy Council
  • Lord Justices of Appeal - Court of Appeal
  • High Court Judges - High Court & Crown Court
  • Circuit Judges - County Court & Crown Court
  • Recorders - County Court & Crown Court
  • District Judges - Magistrates' Court
  • District Judges - County Court
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Apointments

  • Justice of the Supreme Court - Candidate selected by a Supreme Court selection commission and accepted by the LC who notifies PM and recommends to the Quenn who then appoints.
  • Lord Justices of Appeal - Candidate selected by a special committe of the JAC, accepted by LC and appointed by the Queen.
  • High Court Judges - Candidate selected by JAC, accepted by LC and appointed by the Queen.
  • Circuit Judges - As Above
  • Recorders - As Above
  • District Judges - As Above
  • District Judges - As Above
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