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Judicial appointments review reports back – Ministry of Justice

“A review of the judicial appointments process and related arms-length bodies has made initial recommendations.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th November 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Court napping, the magistrate who fell asleep at the bench – The Independent

“A magistrate has been removed from office after he fell asleep on the bench, causing an assault trial to collapse, the Office for Judicial Complaints said yesterday.”

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The Independent, 28th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Solicitors vie for judicial office – Law Society’s Gazette

“The number of applications from solicitors for the role of civil district judge almost doubled in the last selection round, according to data published by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Judicial culture still deters gay and lesbian lawyers, say researchers – The Guardian

“The judiciary is failing to reflect the UK’s gay and lesbian community, experts say, as research suggests it is seriously under-represented on the bench.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Written tests are no guide to your ability to be a judge’ – The Times

“A judge has taken the unprecedented step of launching legal action because he failed to be shortlisted for a judicial post after sitting a new written test. David Page, 58, who has sat as a £102,000-a-year full-time immigration judge since 2002, was insulted and shocked to find that he was ruled out after two 40-minute written papers.”

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The Times, 29th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Equality in Justice day – speeches at the Royal Courts of Justice in London – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Equality in Justice day – speeches at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 24th October 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

JAC ‘can change history’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) ‘has the potential to alter the historical pattern of under-representation of certain groups among the judiciary’, but a broader range of people need to apply, the Employment Tribunals president said last week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th September 2008

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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