If shortlisted, you will be invited to a Selection Day, which may consist of an interview or an interview and role-play. You will be asked to give examples of how you have demonstrated the qualities and abilities required.
You will be advised of the following by mail in advance:
Interview Panels usually have three members: a Panel Chair, a Judicial Member and an Independent Member. If the Selection Day involves role-play the Panel may have an additional Judicial Member.
A role-play usually simulates a Court or Tribunal environment. You will be asked to take the role of a Judge. These exercises assess how you would deal with situations you might face if appointed. A role-play gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the required qualities and abilities and how you maintain your performance under challenge and pressure.
Panel members assess all the information about each candidate (application form, references, role play if applicable and interview) and agree which candidate(s) best meets the required qualities. The panel chair then completes a report providing an overall panel assessment. This forms part of the information presented to the Commission. It is the Commission that decides which candidates to recommend to the Lord Chancellor for appointment.
Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel or any other expenses relating to your attendance. We are prepared to make exceptions to this rule to help people with a disability. We will consider other applications for assistance in limited exceptional circumstances.