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Judicial Assistant

Organisation: Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Full time
£38,905
Location: London
Deadline: 31 March, 2024

Every year, the Court invites applications for up to 11 Judicial Assistants to support the work of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC).

Applications for the 2024/25 legal year opened on 29 January 2024. Fixed-term contracts will start on Monday 16 September 2024 and finish on Friday 1 August 2025.

The salary will be £38,905 per annum (with potential for increase due in the 2024 Pay Award).

Why apply to be a Judicial Assistant?

The Judicial Assistant role is intended to provide junior lawyers with a unique opportunity to work at close quarters in support of the Justices. It enables junior lawyers to see the Supreme Court and the JCPC in operation from the inside.

The Supreme Court and JCPC hear many of the most important cases of the day. The appeals are very varied and generally raise an arguable point of law of general importance, so the work is both interesting and impactful.

The Judicial Assistants have the opportunity to get to know the Justices and to see their decision-making in action. By reading the parties' written submissions and watching the appeal hearings, the Judicial Assistants are also able to learn from some of the UK's best advocates.

Working as a Judicial Assistant is regarded highly by law firms, chambers and other employers - our Judicial Assistants typically go on to have successful careers at the Bar, top law firms, academia, the Government Legal Department and in policy.

What do Judicial Assistants do?

Each Judicial Assistant is assigned to one or more Justices. They work very closely with their assigned Justice(s) and support them by:

Judicial Assistants also get involved in the wider work of the Court. For example, they may be asked to assist the Registrar with regards to applications for permission to appeal and appeals. All Judicial Assistants get involved with the Court's educational and outreach activity, such as student mooting competitions and debate days.

More information

For more information, please see https://www.supremecourt.uk/about/ja-recruitment.html

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 31 March 2024. Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 20 May 2024 in person at the Court.

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Address: Supreme Court,
Parliament Square,
London
SW1P 3BD