Becoming a High Court judge with The Honorable Mr Justice Murray

Seeking a judicial role can be a very challenging process. Mr Justice Murray offers his valuable advice and experience to solicitors who are applying for appointment to the Bench.

This podcast focuses on current themes in the debate on judicial diversity. In particular, Ed discusses his experience of selection, the opportunities and challenges of coming from a solicitor background and how his judicial career has developed.

This podcast covers:

  • seeking a judicial appointment
  • the selection process
  • challenges and opportunities of coming from the solicitor's profession
  • challenges and opportunities for your firm
  • progressing in a judicial career
  • judicial diversity


The Honourable Mr Justice Murray was a solicitor and for many years a partner in the derivatives and structured finance group at Allen & Overy. 

His first judicial appointment in 2009 was as a recorder in the Crown Court. In 2013 he was authorised to sit as a deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division.

He combined both part-time roles, sitting a few weeks each year in the Crown Court and in the Chancery Division, until he was appointed as a High Court judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division, last year.

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