Oxbridge can force old professors to retire in order to boost diversity, tribunal ruling suggests – Daily Telegraph

‘Oxford and Cambridge universities can force old professors to retire in order to boost diversity, a tribunal ruling suggests.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2019

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New programme to boost judicial diversity – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 25th, 2019 in diversity, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘Lawyers from underrepresented groups will be better supported to become judges following the launch of a new online education programme today (24 April).’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 24th April 2019

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Lammy: Lack of BAME judges is due to discrimination – Legal Futures

‘The lack of judges from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background is down to discrimination, according to the MP who investigated the treatment of BAME people in the criminal justice system.’

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Legal Futures, 9th April 2019

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Lawyer who warned trainees never to wear brown shoes with blue suits under fire – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2019 in diversity, law firms, legal profession, news by sally

‘The ‘no brown in town’ adage has been the subject of scorn, sneers and scandal in City pubs for more than 100 years. Yet despite an increasing awareness of social mobility and social taboos, one top city law firm appears to have shunned such progress.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2019

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Discriminatory instruction barrister: Fault is system’s not solicitor’s – Legal Futures

‘The Asian woman barrister who was disinstructed after her client wanted a white man to represent her has said she does not blame the solicitor involved.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd April 2019

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Pupil recruitment system “not virtue signalling”, QC says – Legal Futures

Posted March 27th, 2019 in barristers, diversity, equality, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘The first chambers to use a recruitment system which provides ‘contextual’ information to improve diversity is not “virtue signalling”, the head of its pupillage committee has said.’

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Legal Futures, 27th March 2019

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Lady Hale: at least half of UK judiciary should be female – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in diversity, equality, gender, judges, judiciary, news, statistics, women by sally

‘At least half of the judiciary should be women, Britain’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2019

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Hallett tells senior lawyers to step up on discrimination – Legal Futures

‘Top women judges have called on senior lawyers to take responsibility for ensuring there is no discrimination in their organisations rather than leaving it to diversity specialists.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2019

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Police force ‘discriminated against white heterosexual male’ – BBC News

‘A police force which rejected a “well prepared” potential recruit because he is a white, heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2019

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“Testosterone overdose” deterring women from profession – Legal Futures

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in barristers, diversity, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Support for diversity initiatives has to come from the upper levels of the barristers’ profession, with a top QC warning of a “teststerone overdose” in the wake of a young female advocate accusing some men of “behaving as though they are on a stag do” when working with women.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd February 2019

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Police leader calls for laws to allow positive race discrimination – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2019 in diversity, minorities, news, police by tracey

‘Radical new laws should allow police to positively discriminate in favour of minority ethnic recruits, otherwise the ranks of officers will be too white for decades to come, the leader of Britain’s police chiefs has said.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2019

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: A changing judiciary in a modern age – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘The Lord Chief Justice, The Right Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon, spoke about judicial appointments and diversity in the Treasurer’s Lecture 2019.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 18th February 2019

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Linklaters’ “women in the workplace” dispute settled – Legal Futures

‘The legal dispute between City giant Linklaters and its former global business development director over his intention to discuss its “ongoing struggle… with women in the workplace” has ended.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2019

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Burnett calls for action on social diversity at top of profession – Legal Futures

‘Addressing the “lack of social diversity at the top of the legal profession” is an important part of improving judicial diversity, the Lord Chief Justice declared yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2019

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The legal profession is rife with prejudice – I’ve seen it firsthand – The Guardian

‘An overhaul tackling sexism, racism and class discrimination would address the profession’s failure to reflect the society it represents.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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“Less talk, more action” needed to tackle female barrister crisis – Legal Futures

Posted February 13th, 2019 in barristers, diversity, equality, gender, judiciary, news, women by sally

‘There needs to be less talk and more action to tackle the “crisis” of female criminal law barristers leaving the profession, the head of the Criminal Bar Association has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 12th February 2019

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BSB reviews pupillage recruitment practice at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

‘New research published today presents the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB’s) review of the way in which pupillages were advertised in 2018 and in the selection criteria used by barristers’ chambers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 21st January 2019

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos: Judicial diversity and LawTech – Do we need to change the way we litigate business and property disputes? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted January 21st, 2019 in diversity, electronic filing, judiciary, press releases by tracey

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos: Judicial diversity and LawTech – Do we need to change the way we litigate business and property disputes?.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st January 2019

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QC appointment reforms aim to help women apply – Legal Futures

Posted December 17th, 2018 in barristers, consultations, diversity, equality, news, queen's counsel, women by sally

‘Changes to the QC appointment regime aimed to help women apply for silk are to be introduced for the 2019 round, the body in charge of the scheme has announced.’

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Legal Futures, 17th December 2018

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Police, military and courts lagging decades behind on ethnic diversity – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2018 in armed forces, diversity, judiciary, minorities, news, police by sally

‘Some of the groups wielding the most power in British society, such as the police, the judiciary and the military, are decades away from becoming as ethnically diverse as the population they serve, Guardian analysis has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2018

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