Judicial diversity and the key to a successful judicial career

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Date(s) - 02/05/2017
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP


The lack of diversity in our senior judiciary is not acceptable. There are very few women in our senior judiciary and even fewer BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) people. We believe that increased diversity in the judiciary will positively shape the development of the law, and that it is important that justice is not only done by, but can be seen to be done by, a judiciary which is more reflective of society today.

In Spring 2017, JUSTICE will be launching its latest Working Party report looking at how other jurisdictions, industries and professions have addressed the need for greater diversity. This event, aimed at students, will explore and debate the key findings from this report while taking a look at judicial diversity and what is involved in a successful judicial career.

Confirmed panel members:

  • Vaneeta Sharma, Vice Co-Chair of the UK International Bar Association (Student Committee)
  • Tan Ikram, Deputy Lead Diversity & Community Relations Judge, Westminster Magistrates’ Court
  • Tim Smith, Partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Ruchi Parekh, Barrister at Cornerstone Barristers
  • Rachel Jones, Civil Justice Lawyer at JUSTICE

The event will start at 6.00pm with registration from 5.45pm at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Adelaide House, London Bridge, EC4R 9HA. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

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