All but one of nine new High Court judges were at Oxbridge – Litigation Futures

Posted August 16th, 2019 in judicial appointments commission, judiciary, news, universities by tracey

‘Nine new High Court judges have been named this week, all but one of whom attended Oxford or Cambridge universities. The Judicial Appointments Commission said that, following an open competition launched in November 2018, it received 64 applications and made 17 recommendations for appointment in June 2019. The exercise was open to practitioners with or without previous judicial experience, but all of these appointments have it.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th August 2019

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Barristers twice as likely as solicitors to make bench – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Solicitors applying to be judges are half as likely to succeed as barristers, figures published by the Judicial Appointments Commission indicate.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th June 2019

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Instances of judges bullying female barristers exaggerated, says LCJ – Legal Futures

‘The problem of male judges bullying female barristers in court has been exaggerated, the Lord Chief Justice suggested yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 4th 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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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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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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Most lawyers recommended to be judges went to state schools, data shows – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2018 in diversity, judicial appointments commission, judiciary, news by sally

‘Almost two-thirds of lawyers recommended to become judges in the past year attended state schools, according to the first social mobility statistics released by the judicial appointments commission (JAC).’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2018

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Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Speech to Chancery Bar Association Annual Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Speech to Chancery Bar Association Annual Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 19th January 2018

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Solicitor General urges legal executives to seek judicial appointment – Legal Futures

Posted October 10th, 2017 in judicial appointments commission, judiciary, legal executives, news by sally

‘The Solicitor General has urged chartered legal executives to apply for judicial appointment in a bid to help make the bench more diverse.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2017

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Hale: Let opposition politicians help select top judges – Litigation Futures

‘Politicians from both opposition and government should be involved in appointing the most senior judges, Lady Hale has proposed.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd August 2017

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Appointment of new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 17th, 2017 in judges, judicial appointments commission, judiciary, news, press releases by tracey

‘The Rt Hon Sir Ian Burnett has been appointed the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2 October 2017.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judicairy, 14th July 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Why we need more black and minority ethnic magistrates – The Guardian

‘Jacqueline Macdonald-Davis and Jessica Baldwin are spearheading a campaign to court greater diversity among volunteers to the bench.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2017

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Leading female lawyers among cadre of new deputy High Court judges – Litigation Futures

‘Twenty one new deputy High Court judges were appointed yesterday, of whom a third were women – among them a senior government solicitor, the vice-chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and an academic.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th May 2017

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Lionel Cohen Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: The judiciary within the state – governance and cohesion of the judiciary – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Lionel Cohen Lecture by the Lord Chief Justice: The judiciary within the state – governance and cohesion of the judiciary.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 22nd May 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: City of London Solicitors’ Company – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 17th, 2017 in judicial appointments commission, judiciary, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: City of London Solicitors’ Company.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 16th March 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Courts are running out of qualified judges, peers are told – The Guardian

‘Vacancies for crown court and high court judges are increasingly being left unfilled because of a serious shortage of suitably qualified applicants, a select committee has been told.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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Female barristers report high level of sexual harassment at work – The Guardian

‘Female barristers are frequently subject to sexual harassment and discrimination but are reluctant to complain for fear it might damage their careers, research has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2016

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‘Equal merit’ diversity rule applied in 14 judicial appointments – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) selected candidates for the specific purpose of increasing diversity in 14 recommendations, according to the commission’s latest statistics bulletin published today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd June 2016

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Senior judges are hanging up their wigs. Replacing them won’t be cheap – The Guardian

‘The only branch of governance in which the public still has some faith is the judiciary – and it is facing a serious recruitment crisis.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice – Temple Women’s Forum

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Temple Women’s Forum, 19th October 2015

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk