Solicitors applying to be judges are half as likely to succeed as barristers, figures published by the Judicial Appointments Commission indicate.
The commission’s latest statistics bulletin says that the overall recommendation rate for applicants was 13% for solicitors and 27% for barristers.
Between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019, 2,503 current and former solicitors applied to be judges. Only 351 were recommended for appointment.
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