Court looks back on year of milestones

Court looks back on year of milestones

15 April 2024

Today, the UK Supreme Court has published a video showing the highlights of their work over the past year supporting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

The video features interviews with interns, Lord Leggatt hosting the inauguration of the Sikhs in Law Association, British Sign Language tours, Lady Simler's swearing in, and career discussions with the Law Society and Black Talent Charter.

Lord Leggatt, Justice of the Supreme Court and the lead Justice for the Court's Judicial Diversity and Inclusion work, said: "It is a key part of our Judicial Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to support the progress of underrepresented groups into judicial roles.

"As this country's highest court, we have a role to play, working alongside others across the judiciary and the legal profession, to encourage and support the ambitions of people from all backgrounds to join the legal profession, to progress their careers and to apply for judicial roles.

"As you will see in the video, our activities involve people at every stage of their careers, from school and university students to junior and mid-career lawyers and those considering first judicial appointments."

The video highlights some of the recent work of the Court, supporting and working in partnership with organisations promoting diversity and inclusion, and offering an accessible and welcoming experience to the public visiting the Court.

"Progress is being made but more is needed and at a faster pace," Lord Leggatt continues. "We are committed to promoting and developing a judiciary drawn from the widest possible pool of talent and reflective of the society we serve."

You can watch the video on the Court's YouTube page and read its Judicial Diversity and Inclusion Strategy on the Court's website.

The UK Supreme Court is open to the public every weekday from 9am-5pm and is located next to Parliament Square Gardens, London.


  1. Internships featured in the video were organised in collaboration with Bridging the Bar. The paid internships are for aspiring lawyers from underrepresented communities at the Bar. 2023 marked the third year the Court has hosted eight aspiring barristers for a week-long paid internship programme.