Most lawyers recommended to be judges went to state schools, data shows

Figures for England and Wales show greater social mobility but racial diversity ‘not happening fast enough’

Almost two-thirds of lawyers recommended to become judges in the past year attended state schools, according to the first social mobility statistics released by the judicial appointments commission (JAC).

The figures for England and Wales suggest the judiciary may be undergoing a gradual transformation despite criticism that solicitors and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are not making significant advances.

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