Letter: Exams and training to select judges

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The Independent Online
Sir: Judges should be appointed (pace Lord Williams) from barristers or solicitors under 30 years of age who have gained admission by competitive public examination to a college for the judiciary, whence they would qualify after two years' training ('Selection of judges 'farcical' ', 24 October).

Yours truly,

JOHN GRIFFITH

Marlow,

Buckinghamshire

24 October

The writer is emeritus professor of public law, University of London.

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