UCL Judicial Institute



Groundbreaking research about and with judges exploring judicial decision-making, appointments, education and the judicial process

UCL Judicial Institute conducts the UK Judicial Attitude Survey (JAS) of all serving salaried judges in the United Kingdom about the reality of being a judge in every court and tribunal in the UK

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This longitudinal study first ran in 2014, carried out by Professor Cheryl Thomas, Professor of Judicial Studies, Director of UCL Jury Project and Co-Director of the UCL Judicial Institute, at the request of the senior leadership of the judiciary in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The results show that virtually all UK judges have a deep commitment to their job despite strong levels of disenchantment with their working conditions, including a loss of income year on year, deteriorating conditions in court and increasing security concerns in and outside court.

The latest Judicial Attitute Survey for England & Wales and UK TribunalsScotland and Northern Ireland was completed by 99% of judges.