What is a DDJ judge?

What is a DDJ judge?

One of the challenges of being a deputy district judge (DDJ), is that the jurisdiction is so wide. We sometimes have to decide cases in areas of law that may be new to us and in which we have no experience. It can make one feel like a fraud when the legal representatives know more about the issue than the judge does!

How much is a judge salary UK?

Circuit judges, who sit in Crown Courts and county courts, were paid £161,332 in 2019. Meanwhile, Lords and Lady Justices of Appeal had an annual salary of $215,094 and Justices of the Supreme Court £226,193.

What are the different types of judges?

Superior Court Judges – Judges who preside over trial courts of general jurisdiction. State Appellate Court Judges – Appellate judges who hear appeals from trial courts within its geographic jurisdiction. State Supreme Court Justices – Appellate judges (Justices) sitting in the highest appellate court in the state.

What cases are heard in Sheriff Court?

Sheriff courts deal with myriad legal procedures which include:

  • Solemn and summary criminal cases.
  • Large and small estates upon a death.
  • Fine payments.
  • Civil actions under ordinary and simple procedures.
  • Adoption cases.
  • Bankruptcy actions.

Is a QC a judge?

There are 110 high court judges split between the Queen’s Bench Division, Family Division and Chancery Division. To become a high court judge you do not technically need to have been appointed a QC or been a fee-paid deputy high court judge first, though this is the background of many current high court judges.

What do you call a female judge?

In person: In an interview, social event, or in court, address a judge as “Your Honor” or “Judge [last name].” If you are more familiar with the judge, you may call her just “Judge.” In any context, avoid “Sir” or “Ma’am.” Special Titles.

Where can I get a dispute tribunal in New Zealand?

Fees to apply to the Disputes Tribunal depend on the amount the claim is for. You can find a Disputes Tribunal at almost every District Court in New Zealand – they share the same contact details with the court.

Who are the specialist members of the tribunal?

Specialist members do not act as expert witnesses but bring to the panel their experience of their particular field. All legal matters remain the Tribunal Judge’s responsibility. All of the panel members take part in the decision. The Tribunal’s decision is given either at the hearing, or in writing later.

Is the tribunal the same as the High Court?

Like the High Court, it is a superior court of record – as well having the existing specialist judges of the senior tribunals judiciary at its disposal it can also call on the services of High Court judges.

How does a tribunal work in a Court of Appeal?

Tribunal hearings. Tribunals usually sit as a panel, incorporating a legally qualified tribunal chairman, as well as panel members with specific areas of expertise. They hear evidence from witnesses but decide the case themselves.