Report shows UK behind rest of Europe in achieving gender equality in the judiciary
The Council of Europe has published a report which shows that only 23% of the judiciary in England and Wales is female. The average for Europe is 48%. Only Azerbaijan and Armenia have a more male-dominated judiciary.
The Report also notes that UK judges are the third highest paid in Europe, earning an average of £197,750 a year. In England and Wales there are 3.6 professional judges per 100,000 of the population, much lower than other European countries. For each professional judge there are 83 practising lawyers.
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