In the Media

More solicitors make the bench

PUBLISHED December 7, 2011

Solicitors outperformed barristers in two selection exercises for the judiciary completed earlier this year, the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) has revealed.

Eleven solicitors and eight barristers were selected as district judges (magistrates? court) and 14 solicitors and 11 barristers as lawyer chairmen of the Residential Property Tribunal Service, all in selection exercises completed between April and September 2011.

Women also performed strongly, making up 43% of the total of 478 judicial appointments this year.

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