Location Preferences and Merit Lists

In your application you will need to state if you are applying for: England and Wales OR Scotland. You may apply for both. However you would need to attend two separate interviews if shortlisted for roles in Scotland as well as in England/Wales.  Whilst your location preferences within Scotland or within England/Wales cannot be cannot be guaranteed, you will be asked to state a preference for a particular sitting location within your application form.

A separate merit list will be drawn up for the employer panel and the employee panel in respect of each of these eight areas, with two further merit lists for Welsh-speakers applying for the employer panel and the employee panel in Wales.  Your application will be managed based upon your preferences including employee or employer panel and the area /country you select. Depending on application volumes for each panel by area/country, different benchmark scores may be used to determine who is appointable.

Please note: further important information is provided on page 8 of the Candidate Information Pack.


Provided below are the key locations it is anticipated that non-legal members will be asked to sit on a regular basis and the locations where sittings may also take place within the area/country. If successful you would be appointed to one of these locations however may be asked to sit anywhere within the area/country.

England and Wales

  Key Locatons Sittings also take place in
London London Central - Victory House (Kingsway),
London East - Anchorage House (East India Dock),
London South - Croydon
Midlands Lincoln, Boston, Birmingham, Leicester & Nottingham Newcastle-under-Lyme & Telford
North East Leeds, Sheffield, North Shields (potentially moving to Newcastle) Teesside & Hull
North West Manchester & Liverpool Carlisle, Burnley, Blackpool and Preston
South East Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Reading & Watford Norwich
South West Bristol, Exeter & Southampton Bodmin, Havant, Plymouth & Truro
Wales Sittings in Wales are mostly in Cardiff, however approximately 15% are in North Wales and 10% in varied locations around the rest of the country. Travel/subsistence is paid accordingly. Tribunals also sit regularly in Mold, Pontypridd and Swansea and occasionally at Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Abergele, Wrexham, Prestatyn, Llandudno and Aberystwyth.



Please find detailed below the key locations in Scotland and the number of roles anticipated in each. There is a particular requirement for non-legal members who can sit in the north of Scotland.

  Employer Panel Employee Panel
Aberdeen 7 6
Dundee 0 3
Edinburgh 3 4
Glasgow 0 10
Inverness 3 3


* Sittings in Scotland are mostly in the locations listed above, however Tribunals also sit from time to time in other locations including Lerwick, Kirkwall and Stornoway.