U.K. Profile: Black Lawyers Directory

BLD, also known as the Black Lawyers Directory, was launched in the U.K. in 2006. BLD highlights, promotes and champions diversity within the legal profession in England and Wales and internationally by:

  • Showcasing the wealth and breadth of talent amongst black and ethnic minority lawyers.


  • Creating a dynamic forum of information, career development and network opportunities.


  • Creating an effective tool for all organizations when formulating or reviewing their Equality and Diversity/Anti-Discrimination policies, especially in connection with the diversity of the lawyers or organizations which have been, or are intended to be, instructed.


  • Serving as an important tool and mechanism for lawyers, legal recruiters, job-seekers, the public and those interested in pursuing a career in legal profession, both within the UK and internationally.


BLD was the brainchild of Debo Nwauzu.  Debo is a non-practicing solicitor and the founder and Chair of Totally Management Ltd, owners of BLD. In addition, she is the Editorial Director and publisher of BLD’s ground-breaking Black Letter Law publication, which showcases the achievements of black and ethnic minorities within the legal profession.


Click here to link to the BLD website.

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