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Selection exercises for the appointment of new tax judges

Presentation to prospective candidates: 28 May 2014

A number of vacancies have arisen for new judges to the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) and new deputy judges to the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber), which are expected to be launched in June 2014.

The number of vacancies has yet to be finally determined.  Vacancies so far confirmed are for fee-paid judges.  Most, but not all, are expected to be in London.   Further information on the full extent and nature of the vacancies will be posted on the website of the Judicial Appointments Commission (“JAC”) when the selection exercises are launched.   

Candidates sought

The work of both the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal is suitable for those with significant tax experience, accustomed to dealing with complex tax issues in the field of direct tax or indirect tax, or both.  The precise selection criteria have not yet been determined, but it is expected they will be announced in early May..

Presentation details

To enable those who might be interested in applying for one or both of these posts to gain a better idea of the work of judges in the tax tribunals, they will be holding a short presentation, which will provide an opportunity to talk to existing judges and the JAC.   This will take place at the Law Society’s Hall, 117 Chancery Lane, London WC1 on 28 May 2014, between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm.  Attendees are advised there is no booking procedure, they should just turn up in good time on the evening.