Lord Sumption's remarks about the progress of women in the judiciary, about which I blogged last week along with half the legal world, continue to reverberate.

In his 'Monday Message' today (link below), the chairman of the Criminal Bar Association, Mark Fenhalls QC, uses the issue to put forward a couple of practical and interesting ideas to aid diversity and avoid the prospect of a career at the Bar only being open to those from affluent families.

No doubt accidentally, Lord Sumption may have done the profession a favour by raising the temperature of debate and the tempo for change.