• 25/10/2018

The lack of solicitors being appointed to the judiciary, and the reasons behind this, is the talking point of the Law Society’s Solicitor Judges Division seminar this autumn.

Join our panel of judges and director of JUSTICE, Andrea Coomber, in discussing the barriers within the recruitment process, why they think this is happening and the legal profession’s attitudes towards the judiciary.

You will have an opportunity to contribute to this lively debate and put forward your questions and solutions to the panel during a Q&A session.

The seminar will be followed by networking drinks and canapés.

Please note that the panel discussion will be recorded. The open-floor Q&A session will not be recorded.

Why not attend and

  • Join the debate on the lack of judicial diversity;
  • Hear from experts on why they think this is happening;
  • Debate ideas and solutions to how the profession should encourage more solicitors to apply; and
  • Network with peers

The Panel will include:

Chair:        Michael Cross, Law Society Gazette

Speakers: Andrea Coomber (Director, JUSTICE)
Judge Tan Ikram
Judge Jeff Lewis
Judge Daniel Curtis
HHJ John Potter
HHJ Phillip Sycamore
HHJ Heather Baucher
Julia Moffatt


WHEN:           1st November, 2018

WHERE:         Brabners LLP, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

16:30 – 17:30 Registration and welcome reception

17:30 – 19.45 Panel discussion

19:45 – 21:00 Networking drinks and canapés

If you are a Member of the Solicitor Judges Division, have a keen interest in judicial diversity
or are an aspiring solicitor judge then this event is for you!

This event is free to attend. Please note that places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To book your place please click HERE