The Lord Chancellor today announced the appointment by Her Majesty the Queen of Lady Justice Julia Macur as a senior judicial Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).
The appointment of Lady Justice Macur is for a five-year period commencing 1 October 2013 with the possibility, subject to the provisions of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, of renewal for a total period not exceeding 10 years.
The JAC is an independent commission that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals whose jurisdiction extends to Scotland or Northern Ireland. The JAC selects candidates for judicial office on merit, through fair and open competition, from the widest range of eligible candidates.
The JAC comprises a Chairman and 14 Commissioners. The JAC has a senior management team comprising the Chief Executive and two Directors and is supported by staff.
Lady Justice Julia Macur has recently been made a Lady Justice of Appeal. She has had experience as a Family Division Judge and until 2007 was the Family Division Liaison Judge for the South East Circuit. She was then the Presiding Judge of the Midlands Circuit until 2011, and has been involved in the processes of recruitment to the Bench.