Leadership, Sport and Racism
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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
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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.

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 …

Legal Futures 2011: Saturday 19 November
August 16, 2011 – 8:53 pm | No Comment
Legal Futures 2011: Saturday 19 November

We are pleased to announce that LEGAL FUTURES 2011 will be delivered in partnership with The City Law School.  The SBL’s national conference for ethnic minority law students.
The City Law School is one of London’s major …

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 …

SRA publishes evaluation of work-based learning pilot
June 9, 2011 – 7:07 pm | No Comment
SRA publishes evaluation of work-based learning pilot

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 stage.
The SRA’s Work Based Learning …

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 …

Improving diversity and social mobility in the legal profession
March 22, 2011 – 2:04 pm | No Comment
Improving diversity and social mobility in the legal profession

The Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) has submitted its response to the Legal Services Board (LSB) consultation on  proposals to improve diversity and social mobility in the legal profession.  The LSB proposals include making it …