Equality and diversity

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Diversity is at the heart of what we do, and we’re consistently working to make sure our selection processes are fair and free from bias.

We believe in and support the creation of a judiciary that reflects the society it serves, and over recent years we have seen more and more people from underrepresented backgrounds be recommended for roles in the court and tribunal systems.

We select candidates solely on merit, while encouraging strong, diverse candidates to apply. We regularly review and improve our selection processes, and seek and act on feedback from candidates and stakeholders to make sure these process are as fair as possible.

We have four ‘target groups’ that data shows are underrepresented in the judiciary: women, ethnic minority candidates, disabled candidates and solicitors. Although we place a particular focus on these groups, all protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, plus socio-economic background, are considered when carrying out wider  equality measures.

You can find out more here Diversity and Equality information



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