Sailesh Mehta comments on the need for more diversity in the judiciary

April 14, 2022
Sailesh Mehta has written an opinion piece for Eastern Eye Newspaper where he looks at the need for more diversity in the judiciary.

He comments: “The appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court is proof that there are highly qualified individuals available for the most senior judicial office. Such appointments will only be made in England if unfair barriers to entry are removed. It is in our interest that the very best in their profession should be appointed to become judges. The bar should remain high. There is a wealth of talent among black and asian communities which is being overlooked. Our judiciary will improve when it better reflects the society it serves”

Read full piece on page 8: [Eastern Eye]

Sailesh Mehta was the former chair and founding member of the Society for Asian Lawyers and was appointed a part time judge in 2009.