Joining the judiciary is a great opportunity for solicitors who want to take their career in a new and challenging direction.
In this section you can access a wide range of Law Society news, advice and information for aspiring and sitting judges.
Speed, ease and efficiency are laudable objectives for the court system in England and Wales, but current proposals for a flexible operating hours pilot raise far more concerns than solutions. When the plan to pilot extended court opening hours was first announced in May, the Law Society warned HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) that the scheme could heap more pressure on an already fragile system.
Circuit judge Anne Molyneux explains why you should consider becoming a circuit judge.
Lord Neuberger describes the emotions that judges can expect to experience during their judicial career.
Joining the judiciary is a real opportunity for solicitors who want to take their career in a new and challenging direction.
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is amended and the discount rate to personal injury compensation payments is lowered.
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is debated and the government publishes the Prisons and Courts Bill.
Lady Hale talks about her career highlights and shares advice for anyone wanting a career in the judiciary.
Tan Ikram discusses moving from private practice to the judiciary.
Keith Etherington speaks about his journey to the bench, and offers in-depth practical advice on the process - and the skills and experience the JAC is looking for.
Judge Julia Moffatt and Craig Lind discuss how solicitor judges can assist and inspire student advocates by taking part in mooting competitions and how aspiring judges can gain useful quasi-judicial experience by volunteering too.
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