Judicial Appointments Commission

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On 17 March, in line with government advice, the JAC temporarily suspended all planned selection days taking place during March and April. All candidates affected have been contacted directly and advised of how we intend to proceed with that particular exercise. If you have not heard from the JAC, and you had an interview scheduled within this period, please email the relevant Selection Exercise Team.

The JAC is continuing with selection activity that can be completed remotely. This includes launching selection exercises, receiving applications and shortlisting.

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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.

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Contact JAC

General enquiries

70 Petty France
United Kingdom


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
United Kingdom
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