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Thousands more can apply to become judges under plans to expand diversity

11th May 2023

New rules will see up to 4,500 more lawyers from diverse backgrounds eligible to become judges under plans announced by the government today (11 May 2023).

  • plans drawn up for up to 4,500 lawyers to apply for a range of judicial roles
  • move latest step in wider efforts to boost judge numbers and tackle outstanding cases
  • change will bolster diversity in the judiciary

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