Seminar for judicial recorder applicants
Applications for fee-paid judicial recorders open in early 2022. On Thursday 9 December, the Judicial Office is holding a seminar for those interested in applying.
We have responded to a consultation issued by the Queen’s Counsel Appointments (QCA) which proposes a change to the current QC appointments process and Competency Framework.
The proposals would add a separate sub-competency covering ‘commands confidence’ as part of the existing QC application process and ‘integrity’ competency.
Our response bears careful consideration of the existing process for the appointment of QCs and guidance for applicants which explains the approach taken by the selection panel at present, since the changes made in 2018.
We support the proposal that a separate sub-competency covering ‘commands confidence’ should be established as part of the existing QC application process and ‘integrity’ competency.
We are also supportive of mechanisms being put in place to ensure that the Selection Panel is provided with sufficient evidence and reporting of behaviour by applicants in the course of their work as advocates.