How being a surveyor gives you the opportunity to take up judicial office at the Royal Courts of Justice
If you’re a RICS Member or Fellow, there’s a great opportunity to become a judge. The Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber is seeking 2 RICS Members or Fellows to sit as Surveyor Members.
The Lands Chamber hears property valuation disputes of varying sizes and complexity. As a surveyor member you will use your knowledge and expertise in surveying to help the Tribunal reach a fair decision.
Some cases are heard by members or judges sitting alone, others are heard by a panel where a judge and a surveyor member sit together, both contributing to the hearing and the decision-making. The role is part of a small team based at the Royal Courts of Justice in London with travel throughout England and Wales.
This is rare opportunity to use your valuation expertise and your knowledge of the law in either compensation, rating or leasehold enfranchisement. You don’t need any previous judicial experience to apply. The 2 surveyor member roles are available as full-time or working flexibly (at 80%).
Applications open on 16 April. Candidates will have 3 weeks to complete an online application with a self-assessment against 5 competencies.
Find out more about the role and apply at the Judicial Appointments Commission website: https://www.judicialappointments.gov.uk/vacancies/130