The Modernising Judicial Terms and Conditions Consultation Document sets out proposals to introduce a new tenure for fee paid office holders, provide for fixed term leadership positions, and modernise judicial terms and conditions.

In this letter, the Tax Law Review Committee is responding to the proposals regarding the introduction of new tenures to newly appointed and possibly existing fee paid judges. It is responding from the perspective of expertise in tax and with particular regard to the impact of the proposals on the Tax Chamber. Although many of the comments may apply to other Chambers, practitioners in those areas will be able to offer better informed insight.