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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How the Society of Black Lawyers changed double jeopardy rule
May 22, 2011 – 10:39 pm | No Comment
How the Society of Black Lawyers changed double jeopardy rule

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Lawyers call for public inquiry into Ali Dizaei prosecution decision
May 22, 2011 – 7:21 am | No Comment
Lawyers call for public inquiry into Ali Dizaei prosecution decision

The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) has called for a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the decision to prosecute the former Metropolitan Police Service (MPS/ Met Police) Borough Commander, Ali Dizaei.
The Call comes in …

SBL joins SRA equalities implementation group
April 30, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment
SBL joins SRA equalities implementation group

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 recommendations following his 2008 report …