What do you call an Employment Tribunal Judge?

December 14th 2022

Judges in Employment Tribunals are now to be addressed as “Judge” in actual hearings. The previous practice was to address them as “Sir or Madam” or “Judge”. The idea is to use modern and simple terminology going forward and was announced on 1 December 2022.

Non-legal members as referred to in the announcement should still be addressed as “Sir or Madam”.

The announcement also states:

“This change only involves the way in which Judges are addressed in court or Tribunal. It does not effect judicial titles, which have a basis in statute, or the way in which Judges record their decisions.

Judges listed below should be addressed in court or tribunal hearings as ‘Judge’: Masters Upper Tribunal Judges Judges of the Employment Appeal Tribunal District Judges District Judges (Magistrates Courts) First-Tier Tribunal Judges Employment Judges