Government lawyers to be offered judicial posts

The Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith announced last week that Government lawyers will be offered posts in the judiciary. Lawyers working for the Crown Prosecution Service, for example, will be eligible to sit as deputy district judges and civil recorders. He said full-time judicial posts may also be created and announced that applicants are sought for the post of Director of Public Prosecutions, as incumbent Sir David Calvert-Smith QC (left) is retiring. First reported on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 3 June