CEL Director Comments on Recruitment and Diversity at the Bar

28 July 2014

Lady Justice, The Old Bailey

In an article by Frances Gibb for The Times, Richard Moorhead comments on the results of a recent Bar Council/Bar Standards Board survey which show that Oxbridge degrees and secondary schooling are important factors in recruitment and promotion to the rank of Queen’s Counsel at the Bar.  In particular, the research shows that once the impact of a candidates length of call, degree grade and law school has been taken account of where a candidate went to school until the age of 18 made a significant difference to whether they achieved silk.  He commented:"With serious problems at both ends of the profession, not all of which can be blamed on legal aid cuts, the recruitment and promotion practices at the Bar remain a serious impediment to a diverse judiciary"

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