Magistrates' courts need 'younger, more diverse recruits'
Too many magistrates in England and Wales are "old and white", one of the youngest justices in the country says.
Alex Yip is working to get younger people and ethnic minorities to become magistrates and wants firms encouraged to give staff time off to volunteer.
"I work with a lot of very talented people but they are old and white," the 34-year-old said.
MPs are calling for urgent action over figures that show 86% of magistrates are aged 50 or over and 89% are white.
A report by the Commons justice committee said there were "serious" problems with diversity at... read more
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