The Sovereign Base Areas are looking to appoint a number of Associate Judges who may be called upon to carry out judicial functions in relation to the business of the Resident Judge’s Court which sits in Episkopi and Dhekelia. The official language of the courts is English.

Essential criteria for the role:

a. be qualified for 7 years or more to practice as a barrister, solicitor or in another equivalent capacity in the Republic of Cyprus, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, or in any other part of Her Majesty’s Dominions;

b. be experienced in criminal litigation;

c. be fluent in English language.

Desirable criteria

a. have a UK professional qualification, as barrister, solicitor or advocate;

b. reside on the island of Cyprus.

Subject to the requirements of the resident Judge’s court, Associate Judges are expected to sit between 5 and 10 sittings per year on matters listed in the Resident Judge’s court. Associate Judges may also be asked to exercise coronial functions in the absence of the Resident Judge. This post is non-salaried and non-pensionable. An Associate Judge will receive a fee of currently €363 per day irrespective of the length of the sitting. Any hourly rate of €51 is payable for any time spent reviewing papers, signing warrants etc. Additionally, in the absence of the Resident Judge, the Associate Judge covering will be paid the amount of €145.20 per day.

Applicants must be:

  • nationals from EU member state, or
  • UK nationals, or national of Commonwealth countries 

 Closing date for applications is 24th April 2024

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