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

Saturday December 8, 2012 – Saturday December 8, 2012
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Map and Directions |
Description:

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 …

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 & …

Legal Walk 2012
May 9, 2012 – 10:02 pm | No Comment
Legal Walk 2012

The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) will be taking part in the London Legal Walk on 21 May 2012. This renowned event is a 10km sponsored walk around some of London’s legal landmarks. It is …

City Law 2012: CV & Interview Masterclass
April 9, 2012 – 12:12 pm | No Comment
City Law 2012: CV & Interview Masterclass

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, application and interview technique from the partners and associates at Ashurst LLP!

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.

Lawyer accuses regulator of ‘racial profiling’
January 26, 2012 – 7:02 am | No Comment
Lawyer accuses regulator of ‘racial profiling’

A growing number of ethnic minority solicitors are bringing race discrimination claims against the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the body created by the Law Society to regulate solicitors and law firms. Many point to the inconsistencies in the decision making process within the SRA in relation to ethnic minority solicitors, when compared with decisions made against white solicitors.

Lawrence convictions should be treated as new evidence of a ‘joint enterprise’ say lawyers
January 4, 2012 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
Lawrence convictions should be treated as new evidence of a ‘joint enterprise’ say lawyers

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, Stephen Lawrence in 1993.  The …

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.

Deaths in Custody Figures for 2000-10 Published
October 13, 2011 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Deaths in Custody Figures for 2000-10 Published

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 represents an important piece of …

SBL launches survey of ethnic minority solicitors
October 2, 2011 – 9:13 am | No Comment
SBL launches survey of ethnic minority solicitors

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 an investigation and/or regulatory action …