Judges play a central role in our legal system. According to our unwritten constitution, judges, who are employed to hear legal cases, are expected to deliver their decisions (known as judgments) in a completely impartial manner. They are required to apply the law strictly without allowing any personal preferences to affect their decision making. They make their decisions based on the law and facts. They have a very sensitive but extremely important role.
There are a number of courts to which judges can be appointed. They are selected based on their experience, ability and good character. Judges are appointed by the Judicial Appointments Commission. To become a judge, you must have had a number of years' work experience in the courts as a barrister or solicitor.