Leadership, Sport and Racism
October 16, 2012 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

Saturday December 8, 2012 – Saturday December 8, 2012
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
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A lunch-time seminar in association with ‘Inspirational You’, debating:
How to combat Racism and Antı-Semıtısm ın Sport
The need for an association of …

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WHO REGULATES THE REGULATOR – Breaking the silence
November 11, 2012 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

WHO REGULATES THE REGULATOR – Breaking the silence

 

This one day conference will provide members of the legal profession with an opportunity to discuss the current issues relating to the role of the professional regulators – the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

John Page, President of the National Bar Association (USA) will give the keynote address.

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Welcome reception for president of the Los Angeles Black Women Lawyers’ Association
May 9, 2012 – 10:34 pm | No Comment
Welcome reception for president of the Los Angeles Black Women Lawyers’ Association

SBL is hosting a reception for Samantha Grant, the 37th President of the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles.  The reception will take place on Friday 11 May 2012 at Cottons Wine Bar & …

Lawyer files $100 million U.S. lawsuit against Solicitors Regulation Authority
February 22, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment
Lawyer files $100 million U.S. lawsuit against Solicitors Regulation Authority

Sean Mireskandari, the London-based solicitor who previously represented the former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), Tarique Ghaffur, in his race discrimination claim against the former MPS Commissioner, Sir Iain Blair, has filed a multi-million pound lawsuit in the United States against the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the regulatory arm of the Law Society of England and Wales. Mr. Mireskandari is a member of the Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) and his lawsuit is being supported by both the SBL and the National Bar Association (NBA), which is the largest organisation of African American lawyers in the U.S.

Lawyers accuse Liverpool and Chelsea Football Clubs of condoning Suarez and Terry Racism
December 26, 2011 – 8:14 pm | No Comment
Lawyers accuse Liverpool and Chelsea Football Clubs of condoning Suarez and Terry Racism

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 the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to treat the Suarez affair as a racist incident and argues that there should be no difference in the treatment of the two players.

Legal Futures 2011
October 1, 2011 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

 

Organised in partnership with the NUS Black Students Campaign, LEGAL FUTURES is the national law careers conference for ethnic minority students who wish to pursue a career in law. This year’s conference is taking …

Can we expect fair trials at the ICTR?
September 30, 2011 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
Can we expect fair trials at the ICTR?

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 defense Counsel for Dr Ngirabatware, …

Ali Dizaei reinstated at Scotland Yard
September 30, 2011 – 1:18 pm | No Comment
Ali Dizaei reinstated at Scotland Yard

Ali Dizaei, the former Scotland Yard chief who spent more than a year in prison, has been reinstated as a commander with the Metropolitan Police.
Mr Dizaei was given his job back on Thursday night following …

Government to reform the Equality and Human Rights Commission
July 4, 2011 – 8:16 pm | No Comment
Government to reform the Equality and Human Rights Commission

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 run for three months …

Report reveals racism at the heart of the UK legal profession
July 4, 2011 – 8:10 pm | No Comment
Report reveals racism at the heart of the UK legal profession

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 (SRA) has found extensive evidence …

Lawyers criticise Coalition Government’s ‘all White’ Bill of Rights Commission
July 4, 2011 – 8:06 pm | No Comment
Lawyers criticise Coalition Government’s ‘all White’ Bill of Rights Commission

The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) has issued a stinging attack on the composition of the coalition government’s Bill of Rights Commission.
Launched today by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg and Secretary of State for Justice …

Bar Standards Board: Committee opportunities
July 4, 2011 – 4:18 pm | No Comment
Bar Standards Board: Committee opportunities

As the Bar Standards Board (BSB) launches its latest recruitment drive for new committee members, Jasbir Dhillon tells blacklawyer.org why he became a member of the BSB’s Standards Committee.