Selection commission does not encourage widest possible range of candidates to consider applying, says deputy president of the Supreme Court

Lady Hale has used her latest speech to argue that the Supreme Court should be ‘ashamed’ of itself if the six vacancies set to be filled by December 2018 do not lead to a more diverse judiciary.

The UK’s top female judge urged the powers that be ‘to achieve a much more diverse Supreme Court’ in the coming years by appointing justices with a ‘wider range of experiences’.

Speaking at the University of Birmingham, the court’s deputy president said: ‘If the attrition of diverse minds is a good thing in itself, then how much better would it be if those diverse minds incorporated diversity in a wider range of parameters than their “eccentricities”, includin...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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