The United Kingdom Association of Fee Paid Judges - the UKAFPJ
We are an association of Fee Paid Judges, coming together to share our experiences and to promote the function of the fee paid judge. We respond to consultations and keep our members informed of developments. We are members of the Judges’ Council.
There are 3,210 salaried and fee-paid court judges in England and Wales, along with 1,854 tribunal judges and 3,121 non-legal tribunal members. There are 14,348 magistrates.
The UKAFPJ (formerly the UKAPTJ) seeks to bring together and represent the interests of all fee-paid members of the judiciary in the United Kingdom.
Its aims are to promote greater understanding and better resolution of issues facing fee paid judges, and in particular:
• Encourage co-operation and collaboration among fee paid judges; • Contribute to the understanding and resolution of legal issues and working practices facing fee paid judges;
• Increase understanding of the broad range of social, economic, psychological and cultural factors that influence fee paid judges appointments and careers in the court system;
• Increase understanding about fee paid judges, their numbers, the processes by which they are selected, the barriers which may interfere with their selection and career progression with a view to achieving a judiciary which more accurately reflects the population it serves; and
• Increase understanding of the role of the judiciary and to promote and protect the rights of fee paid judges; and
to respond to relevant consultations affecting fee paid judges.
NEW: KEY CONTACT DETAILS: We now have a list of key contact details for Recorders and Fee Paid Judges, accessible in our Downloads area, which only members can access.
We have an additional private website for access by members only, with a forum operated by GroupSpaces – http://groupspaces.com/UKAPTJ/