The Supreme Court is soon to announce a competition to identify replacements for three retiring Justices, providing an opportunity to redress the Court's current imbalance of 10 men to one woman.
Lord Neuberger, the Court's President, has written to the AWB asking us to publicise an initiative designed to promote applications from candidates from underrepresented groups.
The Court is offering half-day 'insight sessions' which will include a tour conducted by a senior member of Court staff, an opportunity to sit in on a Court session and a meeting with a Justice (not one on the appointment panel).
Lord Neuberger points out that the minimum statutory requirements to become a Justice of the Supreme Court are not as restrictive as many people think.
If you are interested in applying, or know somebody who might be, please see the Court's website for further details:
There are also currently up to 25 vacancies for High Court judges open with the Judicial Appointments Commission, and unusually the competition is open to candidates without experience sitting as a judge.