United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law     Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA)
What do you need to know about law? Search in more than 1.500.000 entries

Circuit Judge in United Kingdom

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 *recorders, or who have held a full-time appointment of at least three years duration in one of the offices listed in the Courts Act 1971. They sit in the *county courts and the *Crown Court and may, by invitation of the Lord Chancellor, sit as High Court judges. All judges of county courts and other judges of comparable status were made circuit judges in 1971.


See Also

Further Reading

Circuit Judge (including senior circuit and resident senior circuit judges) in relation with the Courts and Tribunals in England

Circuit judges are appointed to one of seven regions of England and Wales and sit in the Crown and County Courts within their particular region. Some circuit judges deal specifically with criminal or civil cases, some are authorised to hear public and/or private law family cases. Others may sit more or less on a full-time basis in specialised civil jurisdictions. Some circuit judges may be asked by the Lord Chief Justice (LCJ) to sit in the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal.

Definition of Circuit Judge

Circuit judges sit in the crown court and the county courts.

Law is our Passion

This entry about Circuit Judge has been published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) licence, which permits unrestricted use and reproduction, provided the author or authors of the Circuit Judge entry and the Encyclopedia of Law are in each case credited as the source of the Circuit Judge entry. Please note this CC BY licence applies to some textual content of Circuit Judge, and that some images and other textual or non-textual elements may be covered by special copyright arrangements. For guidance on citing Circuit Judge (giving attribution as required by the CC BY licence), please see below our recommendation of "Cite this Entry".

Cite this entry

Legal Citations Generator

(2015, 07). Circuit Judge lawi.org.uk Retrieved 06, 2021, from https://lawi.org.uk/circuit-judge/

07 2015. 06 2021 <https://lawi.org.uk/circuit-judge/>

"Circuit Judge" lawi.org.uk. lawi.org.uk, 07 2015. Web. 06 2021. <https://lawi.org.uk/circuit-judge/>

"Circuit Judge" lawi.org.uk. 07, 2015. Accesed 06 2021. https://lawi.org.uk/circuit-judge/

MacCallum, 'Circuit Judge' (lawi.org.uk 2015) <https://lawi.org.uk/circuit-judge/> accesed 2021 June 22

Usage Metrics

1016 Views. 741 Visitors.

Google Scholar: Search for Circuit Judge Related Content


Schema Summary

  • Article Name: Circuit Judge
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Definition of Circuit Judge In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Circuit Judge : Any [...]

This entry was last updated: July 3, 2015


Recent Comments