Master (Queen's Bench and Appeals) *Closing Date Extended*

29 April 2022 - 9.00 am

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Please note: Due to the identification of an issue with documentation the Master scheme closing date has been extended to 12 noon on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

NIJAC is inviting applications for the office of Master (Queen’s Bench and Appeals).


It is intended to make one appointment and to maintain a reserve list for 12 months from the anticipated date of appointment (5 September 2022).


It is anticipated that this Master will ordinarily discharge their functions primarily in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. The Queen's Bench Division comprises of a number of business areas namely: the Writ, Appeals & Lists Office, Bail Office, Commercial Office, Judicial Reviews Office and HM Court of Appeal Office. Collectively these Offices are referred to as The Central Office.

Where workload or other business needs dictate, the Master may from time to time be required by the Lady Chief Justice or Presiding Master to discharge the functions of a Master in another jurisdiction of the High Court.



To be eligible for appointment as Master, a person must, by closing date of applications be:

  • a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland of at least seven years standing; or
  • a solicitor of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland of at least seven years standing.


Salary: £143,095.00. This post is pensionable.

Closing date (updated): Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 12noon.


For further information and to apply online please click here


Additional Resources


Watch a YouTube video Master McCorry giving more information regarding this scheme.


Read our Nature of the Role document for further insight into the role of Master.


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