Registration and Membership
The United Kingdom Association of Fee-Paid Judges (formerly, the UK Association of Part-Time Judges) was formed in 2014 and now has over 250 members. 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.
We do not receive any subsidy from the Judiciary, unlike other judicial associations, and so depend upon members’ subscriptions to continue our work and maintain our website, insurance, etc.
Members of the Committee are unpaid and have no separate secretarial assistance. By keeping costs down we have been able to reduce the membership subscriptions to just £25 per year. In order to do this, it is important members pay on time, for which we are grateful.
Once approved, membership gives access to the closed areas of this site (including access to our document download section, including such things as important contact points for fee paid judges, a simple forum area and news of events), as well as the right to vote for (and stand as) officers of the Association. Members also have access to our closed email discussion list, together with e-mail bulletins, via our Groupspaces site. Projects in the pipeline include a dedicated fully-featured forum website for members to share ideas and questions and an online depository of essential forms to use when sitting.
Please read the following instructions carefully
To apply for membership of the UKAFPJ, please complete the form on the right. Please note that the form is in two parts: the first part is for NEW MEMBERS ONLY (ie, for those who have not previously joined through the Groupspaces site) and asks you for details about yourself. When you have completed that part, please click the ‘Subscribe’ button (next to the ‘Powered by Groupspaces’ logo) before continuing. You will see a confirmation message that your application has been received.
Beneath that is a further section for setting up your registration on the site and arranging payment of your membership subscription. This is for everyone to complete only when registering on this website for the first time. (If you have already registered on this site previously and just want to renew your existing subscription, simply log in and you will be shown details of your current membership subscription with an option to renew.)
Please enter your first name, last name and email address again and choose a username and password to register as a user for the site. hen select how you want to pay. Selecting to pay by PayPal will take you to page where you can pay your membership subscription by PayPal when you click on the ‘Register’ at the foot of the page. You can arrange to set up a recurring PayPal payment by selecting the checkbox, and we would ask everyone to do this if possible, as it saves an enormous amount of administrative time.
You can also pay by credit/debit card by selecting the PayPal payment option and then clicking on the ‘Pay with a debit or credit card’ button on the PayPal page (you don’t need a PayPal account to pay by this method).
Alternatively, select the ‘Manual/Offline’ payment checkbox if you would like make payment by another method. This can be done by making a BACS payment (or setting up a Standing Order) to:-
Account No: 80454168
Sort Code: 20-55-34
(Please use your website username as a reference, so we know where the payment has come from)
or by sending a cheque, made out to the UKAPTJ, and again stating who you are to
If you are joining for the first time, even if you are electing to pay offline, please ensure that you complete and submit both parts of the form to the right or we will not have your details
As soon as your application for membership has been approved and your payment received, you will be given full access to the site and to the other facilities enjoyed by members of the UKAFPJ.