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...

Cloud video platform

Cloud Video Platform Demonstration Sessions Following requests made by UKAFPJ, HMCTS are setting up demonstration sessions for fee-paid judges relating to how CVP works and the judge’s role within the hearing. These will be circuit-based and will be advertised...

Sitting survey

Survey Extended The Master of the Rolls' survey on civil work being conducted during the pandemic (the subject of a previous notice on the UKAFPJ website) has been extended for a further week, to 19th June. We have been asked by the MR's survey group to circulate the...

Link to Webinar recording Remote Hearings 3 June 2020

Topic: Seminar on Remote Hearings - the systems involved, how to use them and practical tips Date: Jun 3, 2020 09:51 AM London Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/z8hJFpTdxEpLboHdtVGFY5IuL4TbX6a81yYd-vMFmhvqkn-nUVeIKGxjDw9SEgwy Access Password:...

Webinar On Remote Hearings 3 June 2020 10am

Please see the notice below. This is the re-arranged seminar that was previously postponed. If you booked previously, you will need to register again. We look forward to seeing you Seminar on Remote Hearings:  The systems involved, how to use them, and practical tips...