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Entries Categorized: Judiciary (54)

 

 

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Applicant

Definition of Applicant In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Applicant : A person who applies for something, especially court relief. Applicant in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England A person who has applied for a selection exercise (whether [...]

Categories: A, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: AP, North Ireland, and Short Read.



Chair

Panel Chair in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The panel chair is the head of a Judicial Appointments Commission selection panel. This person completes a report providing an overall panel assessment, which forms part of the information presented to the Commission.

Categories: C, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: CH and Short Read.



Circuit Judge

Definition of Circuit Judge In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Circuit Judge : Any of the judges appointed under the provisions of the Courts Act 1971 from among those who have had a ten-year Crown Court or county court *advocacy qualification, or who are [...]

Categories: C, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: CI and Legal Practice Terms.



Commissioner

Commissioner For The Protection Against Unlawful Industrial Action Resources See Also See certification officer. Commissioner Meaning Commissioner in Scottish Law A lawyer, judge, sheriff or other suitable person who hears evidence at a different time or place to the actual court case. The [...]

Categories: C, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: CO and Scotland .



Committee

Selection and Character Committee in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Selection decisions and decisions on good character are made at a formal meeting of Commissioners sitting as the Selection and Character Committee (SCC). The SCC makes the formal recommendations that go to [...]

Categories: C, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: CO, Legislative Law, and Short Read.



Constitutional Reform Act 2005

Section 94 in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England This section of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (CRA) refers to those whom the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, recommends for appointment to future vacancies as they arise.

Categories: C, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: CO and Short Read.



Court Recorder

Recorder – Recorder (Civil) – Crown Court Recorder in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Recorders may sit in both Crown and County Courts, but most start by sitting in the Crown Court. Their jurisdiction is broadly similar to a Circuit Judge, but they will generally handle less [...]

Categories: C, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: CO and Short Read.



Crime and Courts Act

Crime and Courts Act in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Passed in 2013, this Act introduced a number of important changes to the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body,, including alterations to the composition of the Commission Board, changes [...]

Categories: C, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: CR and Short Read.



Data

Diversity data in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, publishes a bulletin of Official Statistics, covering the diversity profile of selection exercises twice a year. The period 1 April 2014 to 30 [...]

Categories: Business Law, D, Intellectual Property, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: Cyber Law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, DI, and Intellectual Property Law.



Deputy High Court Judge

Deputy High Court Judge in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The Crime and Courts Act 2013 provides for the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, to determine the process for the selection of suitable people for membership of a pool from which [...]

Categories: D, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: DE, Legal Practice Terms, and Short Read.



Designated Civil Judge

Designated Civil Judge in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England A senior judge who takes overall responsibility for the civil work of the county courts (other than the specialist courts) and District Registries in the area to which they are appointed. Provides leadership to the [...]

Categories: D, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: DE and Short Read.



Designated Family Judge

Designated Family Judge in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England A senior judge who deals with two sorts of work: • Private cases - disputes involving parents about their children, e.g. who they should live with, where they should go to school. • Public work - when local [...]

Categories: D, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: DE and Short Read.



Disability

Concept Disability, a term meaning, in general, want of ability, and used in law to denote an incapacity in certain persons or classes of persons for the full enjoyment of duties or privileges, which, but for their disqualification, would be open to them; hence, legal disqualification. Thus, [...]

Categories: D, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: DI, Health Care, and North Ireland.



Diversity

Diversity in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, has a statutory diversity duty. Under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (CRA), the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, [...]

Categories: D, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: DI and North Ireland.



Diversity Forum

Diversity Forum in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The Diversity Forum is currently chaired by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, and meetings are held quarterly. Terms of reference: 'For key interested parties to make a concerted [...]

Categories: D, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: DI and Short Read.



Dry Run

Dry run in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, pilots qualifying tests and role play scenarios for specific selection exercises. We also use mock interviews as part of the training of our selection [...]

Categories: D, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: DR and Short Read.



Eligible Pool

Eligible pool in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The eligible pool is an approximation of the number of people who are able to meet the job-specific entry requirements laid down for that particular judicial post, including both statutory requirements and the additional [...]

Categories: E, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: EL and Short Read.



Equal Merit

Equal Merit Provision in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Where there are two or more candidates of equal merit, a candidate may be selected for a post by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, for the purpose of increasing judicial [...]

Categories: E, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: EQ and Short Read.



Equality

Equality in North Ireland Equality is an alternative term for 'Equal Opportunities'. It is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e. sex, race, [...]

Categories: E, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: EQ and North Ireland.



Good Character

Good character in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England JAC is required to select people who are of good character. The application form asks candidates to declare any criminal offences, or issues of professional conduct or financial matters. Full guidance is available. The [...]

Categories: G, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: GO and Short Read.



Heads of Division

Heads of Division in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England These are five roles: • Lord Chief Justice • Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice • President of the Queen's Bench Division • President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice [...]

Categories: H, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: HE and Short Read.



High Court Judge

Resources See Also Further Reading High Court Judge in the Encyclopedia of Britain High Court Judge in the Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary High Court Judge in the Halsbury's Laws of England High Court Judge in the Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases High Court Judge [...]

Categories: H, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: HI and Legal Practice Terms.



History of English Court System

Early History of the English Court System The process of separation of judicial from executive and legislative governmental powers continued during the reign of Edward I with the establishment of the Court of Exchequer as a tribunal having exclusive jurisdiction over revenue cases. See more [...]

Categories: H, Historical, Judiciary, Procedure Law, and su1. Tags: Court of Appeal, Courts, HI, and History of.



Inns of Court

Introduction to Inns of Court Inns of Court, four institutions in London whose members comprise the bar of England and Wales. In order to become a barrister the aspirant must join an Inn as a student and dine in hall 18 times, as well as pass professional examinations, before being [...]

Categories: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal law, Historical, I, Judiciary, Legislation, and su1. Tags: Courts and IN.



Judicial Diversity

Judicial Diversity Taskforce in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The Judicial Diversity Taskforce comprises the MoJ, senior members of the judiciary, the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body,, Bar Council, Law Society and CILEx. It oversees [...]

Categories: J, Judiciary, and su1. Tags: JU and Short Read.



Legal Experience

Legal experience in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Solicitors and barristers typically require at least five years' post qualification experience (PQE) for entry-level judicial roles; or seven years PQE for more senior posts. CILEx Fellows with five years' PQE can [...]

Categories: Judiciary, L, Law Practice, Legal Practice, Legal Resources, and su1. Tags: LE, Legal Insights, Legal research, and Legal Skills.



Panel

Panel member in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Panel members assess all information about candidates (their performance in interview and any role play, their self-assessment and references) and agree which candidates best meet the required qualities and abilities. Panel of [...]

Categories: Judiciary, P, and su1. Tags: Legislative Law, PA, and Short Read.



Part Time

Part time in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Part time refers to all fee-paid roles and to salaried roles that do not require the office holder to work full time.

Categories: Judiciary, P, and su1. Tags: PA and Short Read.



Professional

Professional referee in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England A referee who knows a candidate professionally – usually their line manager or equivalent. The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, will normally approve these referees.

Categories: Judiciary, P, and su1. Tags: PR and Short Read.



Qualifying Test

Qualifying test in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Online tests designed to assess candidates' ability to perform in a judicial role. Tests involve analysing case studies, identifying issues and applying the law. They are used in the majority of exercises and are usually [...]

Categories: Judiciary, Q, and su1. Tags: QU and Short Read.



Referee

Personal referee in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England A referee who knows a candidate personally. The candidate is responsible for choosing, approaching and explaining to the referee what they need to do and for ensuring the form is sent to the Judicial Appointments Commission [...]

Categories: Judiciary, R, and su1. Tags: RE and Short Read.



Selection

Selection day in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England If shortlisted, candidates are invited to the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, in London for one of the following: a panel interview, interview and role play, interview and presentation or [...]

Categories: Judiciary, S, and su1. Tags: SE and Short Read.



Selection Criteria

Additional Selection Criteria in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Each role has statutory entry requirements laid down by Parliament. On top of these there are additional, desirable, minimum entry requirements specified by the Lord Chancellor for particular posts. These can [...]

Categories: Judiciary, S, and su1. Tags: SE and Short Read.



Selection Exercise

Selection exercise in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England A publically open application and selection process for one or more vacancies run by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body,. Selection exercises can be run under either Section 87 of [...]

Categories: Judiciary, S, and su1. Tags: SE and Short Read.



Selection Panel

Selection panel in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Selection panels usually consist of a panel chair, judicial member and independent member. Panel members assess all information about candidates (their performance at interview and in any role play, their self-assessment and [...]

Categories: Judiciary, S, and su1. Tags: SE and Short Read.



Senior Courts

Section 9(1) in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Section 9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981 is the legislation under which people can be authorised to sit as deputy High Court judges.

Categories: Judiciary, S, and su1. Tags: SE and Short Read.



Statutory Consultation

Statutory Consultation in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England The Judicial Appointment Regulations 2013 requires the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), a non-departmental public body, to carry out consultation as part of each selection exercise unless it is agreed in advance [...]

Categories: Judiciary, S, and su1. Tags: ST.



Statutory Requirements

Statutory requirements in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Statutory minimum entry requirements are laid down by Parliament for all judicial posts, e.g. to apply to be a District Judge, applicants must have been a barrister or solicitor or Fellow of CILEx for at least five years.

Categories: Judiciary, S, and su1. Tags: Short Read and ST.



Tribunal

Tribunal in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England Tribunals are specialist judicial bodies which decide disputes in particular areas of law. Appeals to tribunals are generally against a decision made by a Government department or agency. The exception to this is the Employment [...]

Categories: Judiciary, su1, and T. Tags: Legal Practice Terms, North Ireland, and TR.