They are more senior but in a different region of the English “county court.”
So how does this work?
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Your circuit judge could be a member of the Crown Court, the County Court or a specialized sub-division of the High Court of Justice.
The hierarchy of the courts of England and Wales is:
The Crown Court and the County Court are the same level so they do not create binding precedent on themselves or each other. If your circuit judge is a member of the High Court then their decisions do bind the County Court.
England and Wales is a unified jurisdiction so it doesn’t matter where the courts are located. There is no such thing as a “circuit split” as can happen in the US Federal system.