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09 OCT 2009

Justice of the Supreme Court selection commission established

An ad hoc selection commission has been established under section 27 and schedule 8 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 to select a candidate to be recommended for appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court. The vacancy arises as a result of Lord Neuberger's appointment as Master of the Rolls.

The statutory minimum qualification for appointment is to have held high judicial office for a period of at least two years, or to have satisfied the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a 15-year basis or to have been a qualifying practitioner for a period of at least 15 years.

The selection commission invites applications from all eligible candidates who fulfil one of the above statutory requirements.

Additional information on the qualifications, the criteria and the selection process can be found in the Information Pack which is available from Grainne Hawkins; tel: 020 7960 1906.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 26 October.

Applications should be sent to:

Jenny Rowe
Chief Executive
UK Supreme Court
Parliament Square
LONDON SW1P 3BD

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