Who are the judiciary?
Organisation of the Judiciary
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.
List of Members of the Courts Judiciary
All judges are appointed by Royal Warrant upon recommendation by the Lord Chancellor.
Learn more about our judges
Find information about judges’ career beginnings and how they manage their demanding roles through a selection of ‘day in the life’ accounts.