On this page you can find information about the work that the judiciary are collectively undertaking to foster an environment in which individuals, whatever their personal or professional background, can thrive. The judiciary recognise that diversity, inclusion and equality are fundamental to the rule of law and to what judicial office holders do.

The page also contains information on the diversity of the judiciary and the Judicial Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

Lord Chief Justice: Judicial Equality and Diversity Statement

Read the Lord Chief Justice’s statement on the importance of equality and fairness in the judiciary.

Judicial Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2020/25

The Diversity Strategy was published in November 2020. It sets out the ambition, aim and objectives for the judiciary over the next 5 years.

Statement of Expected Behaviour

Read more about the standards of behaviour expected from all judicial office holders.

Statistics and Reports

Annual judicial diversity statistics and ‘Report on Progress and Action Plans’ by Judicial Diversity Committee of the Judges’ Council.

Pre-Application Judicial Education Programme (PAJE)

Greater support to apply to become a judge.

Schools and Universities Engagement

Online resources and information, and how to request a visit from a judge.

Equal Treatment Bench Book

Read the latest version of the Bench Book.

Diversity and Community Relations Judges

Information on DCRJs – who they are, what they do, and how to get in touch.

Diversity and Community Relations Magistrates

Information on DCRMs – who they are, what they do, and how to get in touch.

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