Commissioners Reappointment to the Judicial Appointments Commission

Her Majesty the Queen, on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, has approved the reappointment of three Commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission


The following have been reappointed as Commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) for a term of 3 years.


Those reappointed are:

  • Brie Stevens-Hoare (professional barrister Commissioner)

  • Sarah Lee, (professional solicitor Commissioner)

  • Her Honour Judge Anuja Dhir QC (circuit judge Commissioner)

Brie Stevens-Hoare and Sarah Lee commenced their new terms on 9 April 2021. HHJ Anuja Dhir QC will commence her new term on 9 June 2021.


JAC is an independent body that selects candidates for judicial office in courts and tribunals in England and Wales, and for some tribunals with UK-wide jurisdiction. Candidates are selected on merit, through fair and open competition.


JAC Commissioners are appointed, under Schedule 12(1) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.


Commissoner appointments comply with the provisions of the Judicial Apppointment Commission Regulations 2013.


Biographies

Brie Stevens-Hoare

Brie has been a barrister since 1986, Brie was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013 and a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2018. She is the current Chair of the Property Bar Association and the Bar Council Leadership Programme Working Party. Brie sits as a fee-paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber (Land Registration).


Sarah Lee

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has spent the majority of her career at Slaughter and May where she was Head of the Disputes and Investigations Group until 2020. Sarah is an accredited Centre for Effective Dispute Accreditation mediator and a Governor of the Cripplegate Foundation. In January 2021, she became a non executive director of the Financial Ombudsman Service.


HHJ Anuja Dhir QC

Anuja was called to the Bar in 1989, Anuja was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010 and a Circuit Judge in 2012. Anuja is currently a judge of the Central Criminal Court and is authorised to sit in the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division. Anuja is currently: a tutor judge for the Judicial College; a governor of the Haberdasher Borough Academy School; a trustee for the mental health charity - A Place 2B; and a trustee of the Mansion House scholarship Fund.