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Lawyers accuse Liverpool and Chelsea Football Clubs of condoning Suarez and Terry Racism

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The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) has condemned Liverpool and Chelsea Football Clubs for appearing to condone the alleged racism of Luis Suarez and John Terry.  The organisation is urging …

Can we expect fair trials at the ICTR?

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Earlier this year SBL student member Monique Noel completed an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), under the supervision of SBL chair Peter Herbert OBE who is …

Government to reform the Equality and Human Rights Commission

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The Government Equalities Office has published detailed plans for major changes to the way the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) operates.
The proposals are contained in a consultation that will …

Speakers’ Bureau

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SBL is frequently approached with requests to provide speakers for conferences, lectures and media interviews.  These requests come from a number of sources: universities, colleges, trade unions, television and radio …

City Law: CV & Interview Masterclass

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The City Law: CV & Interview Masterclass is a unique programme aimed at providing aspiring ethnic minority undergraduates and graduates with the practical advice and ‘insider’ information that will help …

Report reveals racism at the heart of the UK legal profession

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A comprehensive investigation conducted by the former chair of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Lord Herman Ouseley into allegations of racism, discrimination and victimisation within the Solicitors Regulation Authority …

City Law: CV & Interview Masterclass

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This unique masterclass aims to improve your chances of securing a training contract by giving you the opportunity to obtain one-to-one advice, practical information and constructive feedback on your CV, …

SRA publishes evaluation of work-based learning pilot

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The SRA has published a report on the results of a two-year pilot to look at different ways of assessing competence in qualifying as a solicitor at the training contract …

Legal Futures: The National Law Careers Conference

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In England, approximately 15,000 students each year are now being accepted by universities to study law as undergraduates.  Amongst ethnic minority students, becoming a member of the legal profession continues …

SBL launches survey of ethnic minority solicitors

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The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) has launched a survey among current and former solicitors within the black, Asian and minority ethnic community who have been (or are currently) the subject of …