Review Tribunal Legal Member x10

21 October 2022 - 8.30 am



NIJAC is inviting applications for the office of fee paid Legal Member of the Review Tribunal. It is intended to make 10 appointments and to maintain a reserve list for 12 months from the anticipated date of the first appointment (31 March 2023).

The purpose of the office is to preside over and participate in Review Tribunal hearings, considering cases under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.



To be eligible for appointment as a Legal Member of the Review Tribunal a person must, by 31 March 2023 be either:

  • 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.


Applicants are advised that this judicial appointment has a minimum commitment of 18 sittings annually.


Fee: £526.58 per sitting day | £263.29 per half-day sitting


Closing date: Monday 14 November 2022 at 12noon


For further information and to apply online please click here


Additional Resources

Watch a YouTube video Mrs Attracta Wilson, Chair of the Review Tribunal, giving more information regarding this scheme.

Read the Nature of the Role document for further insight into the role of Legal Member of the Review Tribunal.

Take a look at the Judicial Profiles section of our website where there is an opportunity to read an account from Mr John Gibbons about the day to day realities of being a Legal Member of the Review Tribunal.

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