Legal Executive Judges

Final Barrier Falls For Legal Executive Judges

24 November2008 pr045.08

The final barrier preventing Legal Executives from applying for judicial appointments has been overcome. From today (24 November), Legal Executive Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) will be eligible to apply for a wide range of prescribed judicial posts.

Under Section 51 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, the Statutory Instrument which allows ILEX Fellows eligibility to apply for such posts has completed its passage through parliament.

Legal Executives can now apply for the following appointments as they become available:

  • Deputy District Judge; Deputy District Judge (Magistrates Courts)
  • Road User Charging Adjudicator
  • Legally qualified member of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
  • Member of Panel of Chairmen of the Employment Tribunal
  • Judge of the First Tier Tribunal; and
  • Adjudicators (regulation 17 Civil Enforcement of Parking Conventions).

And from 2010, Legal Executives can apply for:

  • District Judge
  • District Judge (Magistrates Courts).

“This is an announcement Legal Executives have long waited for,” said ILEX President, Mark Bishop. There is already tremendous interest among our members in the range of appointments available. We have many talented and experienced people who will make first class District Judges, Chairs of Tribunals or Adjudicators. Now this final barrier had been removed I am confident that it won’t be too long before we see the first ILEX judicial appointment announced.”

“This year has seen a growth in the range of career opportunities available for our members through wider rights of audience and now judicial appointments; next year we will see the first ILEX partners. ILEX continues to grow in strength, appealing to more people than ever who want a career in law and who are attracted the flexibility of the ILEX training route and career opportunities now available.”


Posted 24.11 .08