Today marks an encouraging step forward for diversity in the legal sector with two female High Court Judges being appointed. This brings the total number of female judges in the High Court to 23.

Bobbie Cheema-Grubb, QC, one of the women appointed, has become the first Asian woman in the High Court judiciary.

Although critics say the ratios are still far too low, these steps should be celebrated as progression in a traditionally white, male, middle class dominated profession.

Our report into social mobility puts the legal sector in the spotlight from entry level to the Supreme Court providing ideas and recommendations on how to tackle the problem. The legal profession will be strongest at its most diverse and socially inclusive: