We are delighted to welcome former High Court Judge Dame Laura Cox to the JDI Executive Committee. Laura was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1975 and took silk in 1994, before being elected a Bencher in 1999. She was appointed a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales in 2002. … Read more…
PluriCourts and iCourts invites papers for a workshop on gender on the international bench. The workshop will be held in Oslo Mar. 23-24, 2017. Abstract Deadline: 20 January 2017. More information available here.
Byron Karemba discusses whether appointments to the UKSC should be rethought given the Court’s emerging constitutional and political significance. The blog is available here.
Lord Hodge, a current Justice of the UKSC gave the annual Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society Lecture on the subject of Judicial independence.
Guardian reports on Brexit Case.
Karon Monaghan appeared on Newsnight to discuss diversity in the legal profession: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08509yw/newsnight-08122016 plays at 24:00. Karon was joined in the discussion by Matthew Ryder QC.
“……the higher echelons of the judiciary in the United Kingdom suffer from a marked lack of diversity and here I must admit the Supreme Court does not score at all well. We have one white woman and ten white men, and, although two of the eleven were not privately educated, none of us come from … Read more…
The President of the Supreme Court Lord Neuberger unveils plans for diversity.
The Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, has emphasised the importance of diversifying the judiciary, and has promised measures to improve the current underrepresentation of women and judges from ethnic minority communities.
‘So Why Aren’t Solicitors, Women and BAME Candidates Reaching the Senior Ranks?’ Asks Grania Langdon-Down in the Law Society Gazette.