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Targets needed for judicial diversity, peers are told

PUBLISHED November 23, 2011

Setting targets and raising the retirement age of judges from 70 to 75 would help achieve greater diversity in the judiciary, groups representing women and black lawyers told the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords today.

It would also help if partners and other senior staff in solicitor firms were able to apply for and accept part-time roles in the judiciary without sacrificing their career prospects, the groups added.

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