A two-week hearing has begun on behalf of more than 200 judges who have issued claims at the London Central Employment Tribunal against the Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, and the Ministry of Justice for direct age discrimination, indirect race and sex discrimination, and equal pay.

The 210 claimants bringing the action cover all disciplines and jurisdictions and include employment judges, circuit judges, district judges, sheriffs, and immigration judges. Included in the group are also six High Court judges: Dame Lucy Theis, 55, Sir Richard Arnold, 55, Sir Philip Moor, 57, Sir Nicholas Mostyn, 59, Sir Roderick Newton, 58, and Sir Rabinder Singh, 52.

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