Judicial Appointments Commission

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“Every case is genuinely different, you’re dealing with real people and the decisions you make have a huge impact in their lives. It’s an important role, and it’s always interesting.”

- Rajeev Shetty is a Circuit Judge based at Blackfriars Crown Court hearing crime cases.

What the Judicial Appointments Commission does

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is an independent statutory body that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals with UK-wide jurisdiction.

Candidates are selected on merit, through fair and open competition.

Read more about what we do

Read about Our Priorities

Things to consider before you apply

Documents

Guidance

Contact JAC

General enquiries

70 Petty France
London
SW1H 9EX
United Kingdom

Telephone

020 3334 0123

The JAC phone line is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Accessing your information

Use this link to find out more about how to request your personal data from the JAC.

Make an information request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check the JAC guidance on FOI Act requests.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

FOIA Manager
Judicial Appointments Commission
5th Floor
70 Petty France
London
SW1H 9EX
United Kingdom
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