Female judiciary ranks swelled with High Court appointment

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  • I can't help but note a sense of achievement in the headline but the profession still has a long way to go in addressing equality issues. What is now needed are more female partners at the top firms. One in six appears to be the present state of being, it needs to be higher!

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  • To chase the figure is meaningless! We only need to maintain a meritorious system. We must not sacrifice the quality of justice we get for some useless figures!

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  • They must get there on merit, not through a quota system masking low performers.

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  • Having known Sarah Asplin QC in a professional capacity for some years, I can assure any doubters that she is an excellent lawyer and an excellent judge - a role she has been doing on a part time basis for some time. It is absolutely right that not enough women are breaking through within the judiciary or indeed at the top of law firms, but Sarah Asplin is no 'token'

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  • Agree with all said about Sarah Asplin. That said, this must be one of the less tumescent swellings of recent times.

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