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Solicitor Judges Webinar

Pathways to a Judicial Career: Q&A and practical advice for aspiring solicitor judges

26 September 2023, 5pm - 6pm

Virtual, via Microsoft Teams

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This virtual event, organised in partnership with the UK Supreme Court and the Law Society of England and Wales, is aimed at aspiring solicitor judges, as well as solicitors interested in learning more about judicial careers.

The webinar will provide an opportunity for those considering judicial appointment to glean invaluable insights from Lady Rose (Justice of the Supreme Court), Jane Furniss CBE (Lay Commissioner, Judicial Appointments Commission) and Judge Mulready (First Tier Tribunal Judge, Immigration and Asylum Chamber). The panel will share insights into the role of a judge and provide practical tips for preparation and the application process.

The session will be introduced by Vicky Fox, Chief Executive of the Supreme Court, and chaired by Lubna Shuja, President of the Law Society of England and Wales.


  • Lady Rose

    The Right Hon. Lady Rose of Colmworth

    Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Jane Furniss

    Jane Furniss CBE

    Lay Commissioner JAC
  • Judge Mulready

    First-tier Tribunal Judge Mulready

    Immigration and Asylum Chamber
  • Lubna Shuja

    Lubna Shuja

    President, Law Society of England & Wales
  • Vicky Fox

    Vicky Fox

    Chief Executive Officer, Supreme Court

Attendees will:

  • gain an understanding of the role of a judge and why solicitors should apply for judicial roles.
  • learn about the judicial selection process and the required competencies for judicial roles.
  • receive practical advice on the application process.
  • gain first-hand insights into judicial careers.
  • have the opportunity to raise questions during the Q&A, or email them in advance to:

Who this is for:

This webinar is aimed at all solicitors in the public and private sectors.

The Supreme Court believes that attracting, developing and retaining a diverse judiciary is essential to the legal profession and the public that we serve. We are committed to supporting people from all backgrounds to join the legal profession, to progress their careers and to consider applying for the judiciary. We particularly encourage and welcome participants from groups that are currently underrepresented in the judiciary, such as solicitors, women and ethnic minority lawyers to attend the webinar.

Additional Information:

For information about the judicial application and section process please visit the JAC webpage and specifically:

For additional resources and information about the support from the Law Society to solicitor judges please visit their Judicial Careers and Solicitor Judges Network webpages.