Recruitment for the High Court Judicial Assistants Scheme 2024-25

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The High Court Judicial Assistants Scheme will be open for applications for the 2024-25 legal year from Saturday 16 March 2024 at 9am.

Judicial assistants in the High Court of England and Wales are assigned to judges of the High Court across the three Divisions. They assist the judges(s) to whom they are allocated, for example by carrying out legal research, summarising documents and providing general support for the judge(s) in the organisation of their work and hearings. The application process for placements lasting either two or four legal terms during the 2024-2025 legal year. Interviews will be held during the week beginning 29 April 2024.

Aimed particularly at recently qualified barristers and solicitors in the early stages of their legal career, applications will be invited from those able to demonstrate effective decision making, excellent communication skills, the ability to deliver at pace, as well as a high level of professional integrity.

Candidates will be asked to express their preference(s) in terms of the jurisdiction and courts in which they would wish to be placed, and as to the duration and timing of their placement.

Number of positions:

This recruitment is for the equivalent of up to 13 full-time appointments for the 2024/2025 legal year. The exact number of appointments will depend on the preferences of the candidates for a placement lasting two or four terms (for example, if all successful candidates request a placement of two terms, there will be capacity for 26 up to individual appointments during the course of the year).

  • See the Judicial Assistant advert for full details and application form attached below.