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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 …

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 …

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 …

SBL joins SRA equalities implementation group

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The Society of Black Lawyers is a member of the SRA Equality and Diversity External Implementation Group (EIG).
The EIG was established to oversee the SRA’s implementation of Lord Herman Ouseley’s …

Deaths in Custody Figures for 2000-10 Published

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The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody (IAP) has published its statistical analysis of all recorded deaths in state custody between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2011. This …

Lawrence convictions should be treated as new evidence of a ‘joint enterprise’ say lawyers

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The Society of Black Lawyers is calling for the immediate prosecution of the three remaining men who are suspected of being involved in the racist murder of the black teenager, …