Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2021 edition due out in May
Court of Protection Practice 2021
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Latest articles
Re R (Children) (Control of Court Documents) [2021] EWCA Civ 162
(Court of Appeal (Civil Division), King, Peter Jackson, Elisabeth Laing LJJ, 12 February 2021)Practice and Procedure – Disclosure of court documents – Sexual abuse findings –...
AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9
(Family Court, Cohen J, 04 February 2021) Financial Remedies – Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, Part III – Russian divorceThe wife was awarded just under £6m...
Become the new General Editor of The Family Court Practice, the definitive word on family law and procedure
The Family Court Practice (‘The Red Book’) is widely acknowledged as the leading court reference work for all family practitioners and the judiciary. We are currently recruiting a...
SCTS releases new simplified divorce and dissolution forms for Scotland
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has released new simplified divorce and dissolution forms of application. As a result of legislation repealing Council Regulation EC 2201/2003, the...
Welsh Government launches consultation on amendments to adoption regulations
The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on the proposed amendments to the Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005 and the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations 2015....
View all articles

Civil Procedure Rules Committee seeks four new members

Sep 29, 2018, 21:46 PM
family law, Civil Procedure Rules Committee vacancies, civil courts, ADR, alternative dispute resolution
The Civil Procedure Rules Committee is recruiting four new members. Appointments will last 3 years, starting in September 2015.
Slug : civil-procedure-rules-committee-seeks-four-new-members
Meta Title : Civil Procedure Rules Committee seeks four new members
Meta Keywords : family law, Civil Procedure Rules Committee vacancies, civil courts, ADR, alternative dispute resolution
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Mar 23, 2015, 10:29 AM
Article ID : 108859
The Civil Procedure Rules Committee is recruiting four new members. Appointments will last 3 years, starting in September 2015.

The vacancies are for two solicitor members, one barrister member and one lay member.

Vacancy Description

Members of the Committee have collective responsibility for the operation of this body. They must:
  • Engage fully in collective consideration of the issues, taking account of the full range of relevant factors, including any guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice or by the Lord Chancellor.
  • Ensure that its responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act (including prompt responses to public requests for information) are discharged; agree an Annual Report; and, where practicable and appropriate, hold at least one meeting a year in public.
  • Respond appropriately to complaints, if necessary with reference to the Ministry of Justice.
  • Ensure that the Committee does not exceed its powers or functions.
  • Communications between the Committee and the Lord Chancellor will generally be through the Chair. Nevertheless, any Committee member has the right of access to Ministers on any matter which he or she believes raises important issues relating to his or her duties as a Committee member. In such cases the agreement of the rest of the Committee should normally be sought.
  • Individual Committee members can be removed from office by the Lord Chancellor if they fail to perform the duties required of them in line with the standards expected in public office

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Interest in the broad field of law concerning civil courts and rule making process.
  • Commitment to reflecting the needs of end users in that process.
  • Evidence of committee working and relevant inter-personal skills.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Alternative Dispute Resolution options and processes.
  • Ability to deal confidently with legal specialists – judiciary and lawyers and understand technical elements of draft legislation.
  • A commitment to valuing diversity.
* Both the Solicitor and Barrister members must hold the necessary professional qualification as provided in the Civil Procedure Act 1997.

* Lay Advice members must have knowledge of and experience in the lay advice sector or consumer affairs.

The full Committee meets in Central London on average nine times a year on Fridays and there may also be subcommittee meetings at other times. Although the post is offered without remuneration, travelling and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

Applications should be submitted by 5 pm 17 April 2015.

For full details and information on how to apply, go to the Cabinet Office  website.
Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from