Deputy District Judge Induction Course Delays

We are aware that some of the newly appointed DDJ induction courses have now been delayed. This was notified to those affected by e-mail in the last few days, and without either apology or explanation. We are all aware that those who were hoping to attend the courses...

Ministry of Justice Consultations

The Association has been pressing the case for fee-paid judges strongly, and through appropriate channels expressed concerns last year about attention appearing to be focused on improving the position just of salaried office-holders. In consultation documents on...

Extended Operating Hours survey

HMCTS are seeking to run a short term extended hours programme of sittings in order to help to clear the backlog of civil small claims and fast track trials. Sitting during such hours is being considered on a voluntary basis with the same payment pro rata as for...