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.
A report by the Council of Europe highlights the sombre fact that, the three jurisdictions within the United Kingdom have some of the lowest percentages of female representation in their respective judiciaries. Read more here
The Government has just announced the appointment of 4 Lord Justices of Appeal and 1 Lady Justice of Appeal. The appointment of Mrs Justice Thirlwall takes the number of female judges on the Court of Appeal to 9. You can read more here
UKSC makes statement on upcoming six vacancies