Courts Judiciary

Which judge sits in which type of court?

The current Lord Chief Justice, The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd is the Head of the Judiciary of England and ...

As a Head of Division and Member of the Privy Council, the Master of the Rolls is given the prefix 'Right Honourable'. ...

President of the Queen's Bench Division The President of the Queen's Bench Division is responsible for the work of the Queen's Bench ...

Who is the President of the Family Division? The current President of the Family Division, and Head of Family Justice, is Sir ...

Who is the Chancellor of the High Court? The Chancellor of the High Court - known as the Vice Chancellor prior to ...

Who is the Chief Magistrate? The current Chief Magistrate is Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot. The Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate), as ...

Who is the Judge Advocate General? The current Judge Advocate General is His Honour Judge Blackett. The Office of the Judge Advocate ...

The Court of Appeal is based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, but has occasional sittings elsewhere in England and ...

The High Court judges currently appointed in England and Wales deal with the more complex and difficult cases. High Court judges usually ...

What they do A master is a procedural judge who at first instance deals with all aspects of an action, from its ...

Some circuit judges deal specifically with criminal or civil cases, while some are authorised to hear public and/or private law family cases. ...

The work of district judges involves a wide spectrum of civil and family law cases such as claims for damages and injunctions, ...

Introduction District judges (magistrates’ courts) hear criminal cases, youth cases and also some civil proceedings in magistrates’ courts. They can be authorised ...

Recordership is often the first step on the judicial ladder to appointment to the circuit bench. Where they sit Recorders may sit ...