Message from the Lady Chief Justice: 2024 judicial diversity statistics

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The Judicial Diversity Forum has published the latest statistics in relation to the diversity of the judiciary and of the legal professions which provide the eligible pool of candidates for most judicial roles in the Courts of England and Wales and in the Tribunals.

The report once again shows an increase in the proportion of women within the judiciary. Collectively the profile of black, Asian and Minority Ethnic judicial office holders has marginally increased, however the increase is not enough to change the profile of individual groups within this overall group.

The statistics provide important information against which to review progress on the objectives of the Judicial Diversity and Inclusion Strategy published in November 2020. In early 2025 we will publish an update on how we are delivering against those objectives. I express my thanks to those who have worked to assist with the implementation of the strategy and encourage all judicial office holders to continue to engage with the many diversity and inclusion initiatives which are taking place across the judiciary now and in the future.