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The Civil Procedure Rules Committee is recruiting two new members. Appointments will last 3 years, starting in December 2013.
One vacancy is for a solicitor and the other is for a lay member.
The s>olicitor member should have:
Current knowledge and experience of civil litigation and the Civil Procedure Rules
Understanding of and commitment to the principles underlying the Civil Procedure Rules, including the need for the rules to be simple and simply expressed.
Understanding of the needs of both professional and lay users of the civil courts and rules
Evidence of the ability to work in a committee and take an active and influential part in debate.
The necessary professional qualifications as provided in the Civil Procedure Act 1997. (You must confirm this in your letter.)
The lay member should have:
Knowledge of and experience in the lay advice sector or consumer affairs
Awareness of their impact of court procedures on lay users
Knowledge of the civil court system
Broad familiarity with and support for the ongoing civil justice reforms
Sufficient time available for serving on the Committee
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 noon on Wednesday 25 September 2013.
For full details and information on how to apply, go to: