High Court judges could be appointed without bench time
Aspiring Chancery High Court judges will be considered straight from private practice for the first time, as part of a bid to widen the pool of Chancery specialists making it to the senior judiciary. The decision, which will affect applications made through the Judicial Appointments Commission from next month onwards, was made by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on the basis that it is more important for applicants to be a specialist in Chancery law than to have a judicial background. The Chancery division covers disputes in areas including business, property, competition, insolvency and intellectual property.
JAC set to consider applicants for High Court Chancery judge roles without experience on the bench
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