According to figures released this morning from the Judicial Office of England and Wales, women are still struggling to reach the upper echelons of the English judiciary — but there are faint signs that the glass ceiling could be cracking.
Nearly 38% of the country’s 8,893 judges — including those sitting on tribunals — are women. Good news on that front.
However, percentages dropped significantly farther up the judicial pecking order. Some 23% of circuit judges are women, an increase of 2 points over last year.
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