The president of the Law Society, Owen Binchy, has complained that solicitors face a “glass ceiling" on appointment as judges in the higher courts, writes Kieron Wood.
Binchy said that, while four out of every five new District Court judges were solicitors, just one of the 13 appointments to the High Court and Supreme Court bench since 2002 had been a solicitor. In the Circuit Court, three out of four vacancies were filled by barristers.
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