This outline sets out the structure for the organisation of the judiciary.
Details of the senior judiciary, including the Lord Chief Justice, Heads of Divisions, Lord/Lady Justices of Appeal and High Court Judges.
Details of judges with leadership roles including Presiding Judges, Tribunal Leadership Judges, Resident Judges, Designated Civil Judges and Designated Family Judges.
Magistrates are volunteer members of the community, who are also known as Justices of the Peace.
Which judge sits in which type of court?
All judges are appointed by Royal Warrant upon recommendation by the Lord Chancellor.
Roles of Tribunal judges and members.
Find out more about who sits on which tribunals.
Find information about judges’ career beginnings and how they manage their demanding roles through a selection of ‘day in the life’ accounts.