Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

As a result of the forthcoming retirement of Lady Black of Derwent, applications are sought for the appointment of a new Justice of the UK Supreme Court.  The appointment is expected to take effect in the spring of 2021. 

The UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council hear a wide range of very complex and high-profile legal appeals, which can have considerable impact across the United Kingdom and beyond.      

All those appointed to the Court need to be people of truly exceptional intellectual and legal ability, with sound judgment and decisiveness.  The selection commission is looking for candidates who can show an ability to contribute to the collegiate decision-making of the Court, a sensitivity to the needs of different communities and groups and an ability and willingness to engage in the wider representational and leadership role of a Justice, together with an appreciation of the developing nature of the constitution and law in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.   The Supreme Court is required by statute to have judges with a knowledge of, and experience of practice in, the law of each part of the United Kingdom.

We are committed to making the Supreme Court a more diverse and inclusive organisation and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those that would increase the diversity of the Court.   This also includes those who are not currently full-time judges.  We support part-time and flexible working, subject to the needs of the Court.

We have adapted our recruitment process during the coronavirus pandemic and we will be conducting online interviews. Please contact Grainne Hawkins (grainne.hawkins@supremecourt.uk tel: 020 7960 1906) for further details on the selection process or visit the UKSC website.

The closing date for applications is midday 20 November  2020.

Please complete the application section below to apply.

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