Professor Chris Bones examines whether CILEX lawyers are treated fairly at work
The law, like many other parts of the British establishment, is facing increasing scrutiny over a lack of diversity in its ranks. It is one of the few sectors where leaders are still predominantly from a private school background, with two-thirds of senior judges and over 50 per cent of partners in firms regulated by the SRA privately educated, according to a Sutton Trust report. Clearly the legal profession needs to change just as much – and perhaps more than other industry sectors.
CILEX has long argued for a justice system and legal services sector more representative of the society its serves, with lawyers and judiciary who bring...