What sorts of people are appointed as judges?

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  • Seen to be elitist and unrepresentative. Usually born into professional middle classes, often educated at public school then at Oxbridge. Tend to be wealthy, conservative in their thinking, middle aged when first appointed. Low % of women and ethnic minorities. 2007 664 out of 3,545 were women and 123 were ethnic minorities. 
  • Of the 21 judges approved to be High Court Judges in 2008 all were white, male,


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