Its aims are to promote greater understanding and better resolution of issues facing fee-paid judges, and in particular to:
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 and their 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.
The UKAFPJ provides information and assistance for those sitting as a fee-paid Judge and maintains a database of key documents in the private Members’ area of this website.
This includes, for example, a list of key contact points for Fee Paid Judges in our Members’ Area, including Digital Support Officers, identified for each court building in the country by use of a digital map.
We also issue regular newsletters regarding developments affecting fee-paid judges.
In addition, there is a forum for Members available on the closed area of this website.
Briggs LJ review of civil courts
Justice – delivering justice in an age of austerity
Court estate consultation
Court fees increases consultation
Fee Paid Judges’ Pension Regulations Consultation
Transforming our Justice System
Fee Paid Judges Terms and Conditions
Civil Justice Council ADR consultation
Pay and Conditions Review
Flexible Operating Hours Pilot