The UKAFPJ seeks to bring together and represent the interests of all fee-paid members of the judiciary in the United Kingdom

There are 3,210 salaried and fee-paid court judges in England and Wales.

- Welcome

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.

- What we do

The UKAFPJ aims 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
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
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 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
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Salaried and fee-paid court judges in England and Wales
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Tribunal judges
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Non-legal tribunal members
- Register

Become a member

Membership is open to all judicial office holders who sit and are paid on a part-time basis in the UK, whether or not they also hold a salaried judicial post, but excluding solely tribunal judges who have a separate association.

Membership gives access to the closed areas of this site:

Documents

Including such things as important contact points for fee paid judges

Forum

Coming soon

News

Plus a regular newsletter summarising any news stories

Voting rights

The right to vote for (and stand as) officers of the Association

Blog

Latest articles

Judicial Attitudes Survey

The Judicial Attitudes Survey has been published today. For the first time it includes fee-paid judges. Previously it covered only… You must be registered and logged in to view this content.

New Cancellations Compensation Policy

The Association has for a long time been pressing for a more satisfactory policy on payment for cancelled sittings for… You must be registered and logged in to view this content.

Social Evening Manchester 17 May 2022

Social Evening17 May 2022 @ 6pmMeet leadership judges and colleagues informally to exchange ideas and experiencesDon Giovanni | Italian Restaurant… You must be registered and logged in to view this content.

- Contact

Get in touch

Contact us for more information or to ask a question

The UKAFPJ seeks to bring together and represent the interests of all fee-paid members of the judiciary in the United Kingdom