Fixing judicial remuneration key to recruitment and retention challenge



Following today’s announcement by the Lord Chancellor that the government is to take immediate action to address issues with the judicial pensions scheme, Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK said:

“The UK’s legal system, and English Law in particular, is globally renowned and respected as one of the best in the world with 40% of all global corporate arbitrations conducted under English Law. The quality and expertise of our Judiciary plays a critical role in this success, but this has been put in jeopardy by an acute recruitment and retention problem.

“The temporary measures announced today are a timely move to address this problem. Longer-term legislation will be needed to properly fix the issue, and we encourage government to consult widely on how to best deliver the right permanent solution to judicial remuneration and recruitment.”

David Gauke – UK Parliament official portraits 2017

Notes to editors
[1] Minatory of Justice, ‘Government acts urgently to protect judicial recruitment’, 5 June 2019

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