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Judicial diversity data: odds ‘stacked against’ solicitors

Max Walters, London

The judiciary’s latest statistics show some progress on representation of female and BAME judges in England and Wales, but solicitors continue to miss out. Managing IP looks at the data and asks what the IP profession can do to increase diversity

Figures outlining the backgrounds of judges in England and Wales show that more needs to be done to improve overall diversity, lawyers say – particularly by encouraging those who were not previously barristers to apply. 

According to figures published on...

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