In brief: Judges job advert attracts top response

The Lord Chancellor's Department has been bombarded with inquiries about vacancies for judges which were advertised last week in the largest judicial recruitment campaign yet. Officials said 80 people asked for information packs in the first two days of the campaign. The department wants to recruit 32 circuit and 16 district judges. This year is the first time that positions on all circuits will be filled through advertising. Last year, the department sought candidates on three circuits, receiving 311 applications.