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More women and people from ethnic minorities were appointed to the judiciary last year, a report released last week (Friday, 29 October) reveals.
The findings are published in the Judicial Appointments Annual Report produced by the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA).
The percentage of individuals from ethnic minority groups appointed increased to 14.8 per cent of the total number of appointments from 8.9 per cent last year. Meanwhile, the percentage of women appointed rose by one per cent to 32 per cent.
More solicitors were appointed to the judiciary than barristers, with 123 solicitors appointed and 102 barristers.
Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor, said the steps taken to increase diversity are having an impact.
The news comes three weeks after the publication of the DCA’s consultation paper on increasing diversity in the judiciary.