About JSB

We are learning and organisational development consultants, enabling people and organisations to build and sustain outstanding performance. A significant part of our work involves supporting judicial and Silk applicants to complete their competency-based application forms and prepare for their judicial or QC appointment interview.


When clients come to JSB, they do so safe in the knowledge that they will receive first-class support from highly qualified individuals. Each of our carefully selected consultants is an expert in competency-based recruitment techniques and offers valuable experience and insight into the judicial appointment process. Full biographies can be viewed here.


History of our role in supporting judicial and silk candidates


Judicial appointments process is modernised

The Lord Chancellor made it a priority to modernise the judicial appointments process. He committed to an open, effective and accessible system where everyone eligible and willing to be appointed has a fair chance to secure appointment.


JSB selected by the Bar Council and Law Society to support applicants

JSB wins a series of competitive tenders, including contracts with the Law Society and Bar Council to provide training and coaching to lawyers preparing for judicial appointment.


Commencement of support for Silk applicants

JSB launches Bar Council endorsed training to help prepare QC applicants for the appointment process.

To date

JSB as a trusted partner for lawyers

With a proven track record in helping organisations build a talented and diverse workforce through competency-based recruitment techniques – coupled with years of experience in helping lawyers prepare for judicial or silk appointment, JSB has become an established, trusted partner for lawyers.


As an organisation, we have long-standing experience in the legal sector enabling us to provide guidance and development that addresses the core challenges you face outside of your judicial or silk application. Find out more.


Our clients

In addition to assisting hundreds of individual barristers with their applications for Silk and Judicial Appointment, we work with the following sets of chambers and law firms:

  • 3 Serjeant’s Inn
  • Allen & Overy
  • Atkin Chambers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Blackstone Chambers
  • Cloisters
  • Clyde & Co
  • Eversheds
  • Four New Square
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Keating Chambers
  • Macfarlanes
  • Quadrant Chambers
  • Reed Smith
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • Slaughter and May
  • Walker Morris
  • Withers

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“Thank you for your help; it was invaluable in getting me into the right mindset to deal with the interview.”

High Court Judge


“Thanks very much. Your consultant was really brilliant and helped me put together something which I am very pleased with.”

Circuit Judge