Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge


Overview of the role

Salary: £701.84 per day

Location: Royal Courts of Justice, Rolls Building

The JAC are looking for four candidates to recommend for the post of Deputy Insolvency & Companies Court Judges (DICCJs).

DICCJs are specialist judges and form part of the Business and Property Courts (B&PCs) (Chancery Division). They are based in the Rolls Building, London. The strategic planning, allocation and listing of their work are under the day-to-day control of the Chief Insolvency and Companies Court Judge.

ICCJs are trial judges with appellant jurisdiction and determine interim applications. The ICCJs run four trial lists at any one time, a disqualification and public examination list, bankruptcy list, companies list, winding up list and interim applications list three times a week. Trials are listed for periods of up to two weeks. DICCJs are an important part of the specialist jurisdiction which comprises 14 deputies and seven full-time judges. With some exceptions, and subject to the oversight of the CICCJ, DICCJs may hear the full range of work issued in the Insolvency and Companies List. Insolvency work is governed by a mix of the common law and statute such as the Insolvency Act 1986, the Insolvency (England & Wales) Rules 2016 and the extant Insolvency Practice Direction. Companies work is generally governed by the common law and the Companies Act 2006, the Company Directors’ Disqualification Act 1986, Directors’ Disqualification practice direction and the Civil Procedure Rules.

Number of vacancies: 4


Further details

It is essential that candidates for this post have relevant practice or academic experience in insolvency and companies work as this is a specialist area of law.

If you are a solicitor or barrister with five years of experience and can provide five full years of service, then consider applying. No previous judicial experience is required for this great opportunity.

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