Malleson, Kate

Name: Kate Malleson
Department: Law
Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Address: 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3JB
Phone: 44 (0)20 7882 8120

Research Interests:

Kate Malleson’s main research interests are the judiciary, the legal system and the constitution. She has a particular interest in judicial selection and judicial independence.  An increasingly significant research focus of her work has been on diversity in the composition of the judiciary and the legal profession. Together with a group of colleagues from academia and legal practice she has set up the Equal Justices Initiative to monitor developments in judicial appointments and to promote the appointment of equal numbers of women and men to the bench in the UK.


Publications on Gender and Judging:


‘Gender Quotas for the Judiciary in England and Wales’ in  U. Shultz and G Shaw (eds) Gender and the Judiciary, Hart Publishing (forthcoming 2011)


(with Lizzie Barmes) ‘The Legal Profession as Gatekeeper to the Judiciary: Design Faults in Measures to enhance Diversity’ Modern Law Review, 2011 Vol 74, Issue 2.



‘Diversity in the judiciary: The case for Positive Action’ Journal of Law and Society, Volume 36, Number 3, September 2009, pp. 376-402(27)


‘Rethinking the Merit Principle in the Judicial Appointments Process’ Journal of Law and Society February 2006 pp. 126-140


‘Gender Equality in the Judiciary: Why Difference Won’t Do’ Feminist Legal Studies, vol 11 No 1 2003.


‘Prospects for Parity: The Position of Women in the Judiciary in England and Wales’ in Shaw, G and Shultz, U (eds) (2003) Women in the Worlds Legal Professions Hart Publishing.


‘Promoting Diversity in the Judiciary: Reforming the Judicial Appointments Process’ in: Phil Thomas (ed) (2000) Discriminating Lawyers, Cavendish Press.