Those from BAME groups, women and non-barristers remain underepresented in the judiciary

Official statistics released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have demonstrated a lack of real progress in diversifying England and Wales’s judiciary in recent years.

As at 1 April 2021, one per cent of England and Wales’s judiciary were Black, five per cent were Asian, one – two per cent were of mixed ethnicity, while just over 92 per cent were White.

Since 2014, the number of Asian judges has risen by two per cent and for mixed ethnicity by one per cent, but the number of Black judges remained the same at one per cent. The proportion of ethnic minorities i...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
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