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Why You Should Think About Becoming a Judge


Northern Circuit Judicial Diversity and Inclusion

Webinar: Why you should think about becoming a judge

Date: Thursday 30th June 2022 5:30-6:30pm

The information booklet (PDF, opens in a new tab) has been published in conjunction with the upcoming webinar (with contributions from the Panel and other judges)

Lady Hale

Rosalyn Chowdhury

Andrew Jeferries

Melanie Plimmer

Ayesha Siddiqi

Amanda Yip

This webinar is free and open to all.

It is aimed at legal practitioners (in-house lawyers, solicitors, legal executives, barristers and academics. Especially if:

  • You’ve wondered about trying to become a (full- or part-time) judge
  • It has never crossed your mind
  • You’re thinking ‘judges are not people like me’

You’re thinking ‘it’s too soon’, or ‘it’s too late’

Chaired by:

Amanda Yip J, Senior Presiding Judge, Northern Circuit

Panel of Speakers:

Lady Hale – former President of the Supreme Court.

Rosalyn Chowdhury – a First Tier Tribunal Judge who is also a Recorder.

HHJ Andrew Jefferies QC – a criminal Circuit Judge in Preston.

Melanie Plimmer – an Upper Tribunal Judge who also sits in the High Court.

Ayesha Siddiqi – a fee-paid Tribunal Judge and Recorder (family, court of protection).

To reserve a place, please email

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