Annual report and accounts for the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), 2014 to 2015.
Highlights for 2014 to 2015 include:
- The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) published its Triennial Review of the JAC in January 2015, concluding that: “The JAC has established itself as a universally respected part of the constitutional landscape, bolstering judicial independence and supporting the business of the courts and tribunals.”
- The JAC completed 30 selection exercises in 2014 to 2015, covering 2,056 applications and 312 recommendations.
- Working with Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, Judicial Office, the MOJ and the judiciary, we have reduced the overall time it takes to appoint a judge from an average of 30 weeks to under our target of 20 weeks since 2011 to 2012.
- Official Statistics in 2014 to 2015 showed women made up 43% of all recommendations (135). For posts requiring legal qualifications/experience they were 44% of recommendations (112), compared with between 17 and 44% of the pool of candidates eligible to apply.
- Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates comprised 13% of all recommendations (41). They were 8% of recommendations for legal posts (20), compared with between 6 and 10% of the eligible pool.
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