A new report by Professor Alan Paterson and Chris Paterson (disclosure: I have worked with Alan on many an occasion) makes an important contribution to the debate on diversity in the Supreme Court. They’ve also written a piece for the Guardian. Here are two key paragraphs: The Supreme Court is a collegiate court, sitting in … Continue reading Judicial Appointment: Collective not Individual Merit?
Every time there is a recession, the solicitors' profession likes to reconsider minimum salaries for its trainees. For a while this was a kind of annual sport. Chairs of the Trainee Solicitors' Group and the Young Solicitors' Group Lawyers (I did both jobs back in the days when the Law Society Council was busy tearing … Continue reading Minimum Salary: In real trouble this time
With the Bar Standards Board releasing its (second) annual statistical report or Barometer as they more elegantly describe it, and the legal journos picking up on the increase in those applying to do the BPTC, it occurred to me now would be a good time to pick up a few points on aptitude test I've … Continue reading Bar Barometers, Aptitude Tests and THOSE numbers