Deputy high court judge

Deputy high court judges have the same qualifications criteria as high court judges.

Deputy High Court judges have the same qualifications criteria as High Court judges, they are appointed by the Lord Chancellor and must retire in the year they reach the age of 65.

Circuit judges and Recorders with relevant expertise to hear particular cases can be appointed to sit as deputies in the High Court by the Lord Chief Justice under section 9 of the Senior Courts Act 1981. This is not seen as an appointment to judicial office but a way of using resources in the best way.

All judges, when they are sworn in, must take two oaths/affirmations. The first is the oath of allegiance and the second the judicial oath; these are collectively referred to as the judicial oath.

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