The Office of Manpower Economics has announced the terms of reference for a major review of the Judicial salary structure by the Senior Salaries Review Body.
How far are judges influenced or affected by their backgrounds, beliefs and own life experiences? And, if consistency is an aspect of public justice, can that be achieved? And what about the conflict between public justice and personal privacy?
In The Modern Judge: Power, Responsibility and Society's Expectations
, Sir Mark Hedley's aim is to be frank rather than scholarly about judging.
The terms of reference require the major review to take a fundamental look at three
- The judicial salary structure (the allocation of posts to pay groups within it, including whether there is scope for simplification).
- The way in which judicial leadership should be rewarded and incentivised.
- Judicial recruitment, retention and motivation with a view to making recommendations about judicial pay.