Category Archives: Diversity

Judicial Appointment: Collective not Individual Merit?

A new report by Professor Alan Paterson and Chris Paterson (disclosure: I have worked with Alan on many an occasion) makes an important contribution to the debate on diversity in the Supreme Court.  They’ve also written a piece for the … Continue reading

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Minimum Salary: In real trouble this time

Every time there is a recession, the solicitors’ profession likes to reconsider minimum salaries for its trainees. For a while this was a kind of annual sport. Chairs of the Trainee Solicitors’ Group and the Young Solicitors’ Group Lawyers (I … Continue reading

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Bar Barometers, Aptitude Tests and THOSE numbers

With the Bar Standards Board releasing its (second) annual statistical report or Barometer as they more elegantly describe it, and the legal journos picking up on the increase in those applying to do the BPTC, it occurred to me now … Continue reading

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