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Starting out on a judicial career: gender diversity and the appointment of Recorders, Circuit Judges and Deputy High Court Judges 1996—2016

Blackwell, Michael (2017) Starting out on a judicial career: gender diversity and the appointment of Recorders, Circuit Judges and Deputy High Court Judges 1996—2016. Journal of Law and Society, 44 (4). pp. 586-619. ISSN 0263-323X

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Identification Number: 10.1111/jols.12059

Abstract

This paper is a quantitative study of those who are appointed Recorders and Circuit Judges, and who are authorised or appointed as Deputy High Court Judges. This paper considers the period 1996-2016, being the twenty years that straddle either side of the creation of the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC). A key focus of this paper is the gender diversity of these appointments and how this has changed over time, including whether the transfer of appointments to the JAC has made a difference to gender diversity or whether increases in the proportions of female judges are attributable solely to a changing demographic among the pool of lawyers from which such judges tend to be appointed. Who are appointed to these positions is significant both because of the importance of these positions themselves, but also because they comprise the pool from which, as a practical reality, the Senior Judiciary are appointed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author. Journal of Law and Society © 2017 Cardiff University Law School
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Departments > Law
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 13:09
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 13:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83762

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