The Process
The Process



A selection panel of four Board Members, with a lay/legal balance, will undertake the assessment process. 

The selection panel will consider your application and assess your personal and judicial qualities based on the evidence that you provide.  In addition, the legal and judicial members will assess your knowledge of the law and your skills and competence in the interpretation and application of the law, including the written work that you submit.  The selection panel will then meet to shortlist the candidates going forward to the next stage.  

While the shortlisting exercise will take into account the assessment of legal knowledge exclusively made by the legal and judicial members, the decision as to which applicants are shortlisted will be based on all of the qualities included in the criteria and will be made by all members of the selection panel. 

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for interview and we will then embark on the consultations stage of the process.

If you are not shortlisted, we will usually notify you within one week of the decision meeting.

Enhanced Disclosure

We are required to carry out Enhanced Disclosure checks for judicial appointments.

An application form and guidance note will be sent to you after the invitation to interview letters have been issued.

We will ask you to complete the form and bring it your interview for checking, but we will not send it to Disclosure Scotland unless you are recommended for appointment.

You are required to pay the cost of the disclosure check, which is £25.

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