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Speech by the Lord Chief Justice: A changing judiciary in a modern age

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The Lord Chief Justice, The Right Hon. The Lord Burnett of Maldon, spoke about judicial appointments and diversity in the Treasurer’s Lecture 2019.

He delivered the speech – A changing judiciary in a modern age – at Middle Temple, London on 18 February 2019.

Lord Burnett talked about how the judiciary is changing and has become more diverse and representative of the society it serves – and why that matters.

He said that promoting diversity and appointing on the basis of merit are mutually reinforcing, because the wider the pool the greater the availability of talent, the greater the competition for places and the greater the quality of appointments.

The full text of this Treasurer’s Lecture (PDF, opens in a new tab) can be read online.


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