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Support for high court judicial applications

1 June 2017

The Law Society has welcomed the launch of a support programme to help prospective applicants for high court judicial appointments from under-represented backgrounds.

The Judicial Diversity Committee will be accepting applications for the support programme for just two weeks from 5 to 16 June. Applicants must meet the requirements for high court appointment, and must be from areas where the judiciary is significantly less representative of society – women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates and those from a less advantaged background.

To attract more solicitors and legal academics to the senior judiciary, the committee is extending the eligibility of this year’s programme to those without litigation experience.

Find out more on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website.