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Figures in England and Wales show more than half of young judges are female

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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