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A Day in the Life of ... DDJ Jonathan James

Date:28 JUN 2016
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DDJ Jonathan James

What is your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am variously a Deputy District Judge with a s 8 children ticket a law trainer and now family law arbitrator. When not sitting in the North West I train lawyers and GP's and have just set up a family law arbitration service.

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

I've been a Deputy for 6 years now and a trainer for 5. I was a solicitor in private practice focusing on family law for 20 years.

What are the people you work for/with like? Any memorable stories?

They’re a pleasure to work with. Other judges are genuinely supportive and collegiate. The support staff deal with even the least of judges impeccably.

What is the best and worst part of the day for you?

The best time can be finding a list of genuine substance and interest to deal with especially if it involves a subject area which is new to me. I have an addiction to learning new things. Unfortunately this arrived long after I left school and university...

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