The Neuberger Experiment
Do women judge differently from men? And what have been the practical consequences of last April's changes to civil legal aid? Legal magazine with Joshua Rozenberg.
There are 12 judges in the Supreme Court and only one, Lady Hale, is a woman. Last March on Law in Action, Lord Neuberger - the president of the court - told us it was unfair that there are so few women in the senior judiciary. But, he wondered, do women judge differently from men?
Lord Neuberger wasn't sure - and he set us a little challenge, one we have called the 'Neuberger Experiment'. With the help of law students at Durham University, we attempt to discover whether male and female judges really do judge differently. Then we put our findings to Lady Hale.
Also in the programme: the curious case of the gruesome New Zealand murder appeal being heard in London. And what have been the practical consequences of last April's changes to civil legal aid?