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Hale: Let opposition politicians help select top judges

Politicians from both opposition and government should be involved in appointing the most senior judges, Lady Hale has proposed. She also suggested that, to improve judicial diversity, “traditional assumptions” about which type of lawyers get which sort of judicial job needed to be cast aside.

August 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Bar Council warns of threat to judiciary from lack of diversity among QCs

The senior judiciary “may not reflect the communities it seeks to serve” because of a lack of ethnic minority and female QCs, the Bar Council has warned. The success rate of ethnic minority barristers fell to 28% this year.

January 13th, 2016 | No Comments »

Judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics”, Lord Neuberger says

The judicial system should be “more ready to accommodate academics” who were “more notable for their quality than for their quantity”, Lord Neuberger has said.

December 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Lady Hale: “We should be ashamed” if Supreme Court does not become more diverse

dy Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court, has said that “we should be ashamed of ourselves” if the court was not more diverse by the end of 2018. She said women lawyers “owe it our sex” to apply to the most senior court.

November 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

Judiciary launches its own initiative to improve diversity of High Court judges

The Judicial Office has launched a pilot programme to improve the diversity of the High Court bench and encourage more applications from senior lawyers and legal academics. Places will be limited to women and those from BAME or “less advantaged social or educational” backgrounds

April 9th, 2015 | No Comments »