BACFI is happy to advertise appropriate vacancies and requests for placement. Contact the BACFI office for further details.
Fee-paid Legal Roles
Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Courts)
Closing date: 4 October 2018 - 13:00
The JAC has been asked to identity candidates to recommend for the post of Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Courts). There are 30 vacancies across England and Wales.
Deputy District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) have a national jurisdiction throughout England and Wales. They sit on a fee-paid basis in the Magistrates’ Courts, presiding over court proceedings.
Deputy District Judges (Magistrates' Courts) decide cases (including the determination of guilt or innocence) by finding facts and applying the relevant law to them and, in the adult crime court, sentence according to the law and the circumstances of the case.
Salaried Legal Roles
High Court Judge
Details of the next High Court selection exercise will be announced soon. Sign up for alerts to receive email notifications when information is available on the JAC website.
Salaried Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber
Closing date: 27 September 2018 - 13:00
The JAC has been asked to identity nine candidates to recommend for the post of Salaried Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
The Immigration and Asylum Chamber is responsible for handling appeals against decisions made by the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber relating to visa applications, asylum applications and the right to enter or stay in the UK.
It also handles applications for judicial review of certain decisions made by the Home Office, normally relating to immigration, asylum and human rights claims.
Senior Circuit Judge, Resident Judge
Expected to launch: October 2018
The JAC has been asked to identify two candidates to recommend for the post of Senior Circuit Judge, Resident Judge. One vacancy is in Liverpool and the other in Teesside.
Every Crown Court has a Resident Judge, responsible for leading the judiciary at the court and for ensuring the efficient and effective discharge of judicial business.
Teesside is the fourth largest Crown Court on the North-East Circuit with a workload comprising of complex heavyweight and multi-handed crime. It is also the hub for the North-East Circuit in relation to European Investigation Orders.
Liverpool Crown Court is the largest court on the Northern Circuit, with a high workload of complex, heavyweight and organised crime. More than 20% of the workload is class 1 and 2. The court also deals with a significant number of Serious/Specialist Fraud and National Crime Agency prosecutions.
Expected to launch: October 2018
An exercise is expected to launch in October to identify candidates to recommend for the post of District Judge. Vacancies are expected across England and Wales.
The work of District Judges involves a wide spectrum of civil and family law cases such as claims for damages and injunctions, possession proceedings against mortgage borrowers and property tenants, divorces, child proceedings, domestic violence injunctions and insolvency proceedings.
Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal
Expected to launch: October/November 2018
An exercise is due to launch in the Autumn to identify candidates to recommend for the post of Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal.
The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 created a new two-tier tribunal system; a First-tier Tribunal and an Upper Tribunal. The new structure brought together individual tribunals that had similar interests or operating practices into Chambers. Each Chamber is headed by a Chamber President; overall responsibility for the tribunal system and judiciary rests with the Senior President of Tribunals.
Tribunals often sit as panels consisting of a legally qualified chair (the judge) and non-legal members with specific areas of expertise, though certain types of cases or appeals can be presided over by a judge sitting alone.