Judicial Work Shadowing

The Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme gives eligible legal practitioners, who are considering a career in judicial office, an insight into the work of a judge.

Please be aware that there is a considerable backlog of applications currently being considered for both the judicial work shadowing and mentoring scheme. This may result in waiting times of six months and in some cases longer. Rest assured that places are allocated in order of application and immediately a suitable match with a relevant judge becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

“There is no substitute for sitting with a judge when trying to assess if judicial office would be of interest.” A participant ...

We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities. Reasonable adjustments will be made as far as possible in order to accommodate each participant’s ...

Is there any cost to me or my firm? The scheme is free of charge, but participants must cover their travel and ...

If you have any further questions about shadowing a judge, or a specific application, please contact us using the details below: Email: ...

Qualification requirement The Scheme is open to Barristers, Solicitors, Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, Registered Patent Attorneys and Registered Trade Mark Attorneys. It ...

You can now apply to the Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme through a new improved online application form.

More information about the Tribunals offering work shadowing, including their website details All the links below are to external websites and therefore ...

HHJ Peter Murphy – Circuit Judge, Woolwich Crown Court “I would highly recommend judicial work shadowing to anyone contemplating an application for ...