Archive for the ‘United Kingdom’ Category

UK: Judge Suing Ministry of Justice for Race Discrimination

Peter Herbert is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination following a recommendation that he be given a written warning over remarks he made.

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UK: Parliament Member Urges Increased Trade in Africa

Chuka Umunna, a member of Parliament since 2010 and Shadow Business Secretary since 2011, has indicated plans to increase trade with Africa in the future.

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U.K.: BSN 2012 Diversity League Table Published

The 2012 BSN Diversity League Table has shown that there is still a large drop off in female representation between law firms’ junior and senior ranks.

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UK: A Diverse Judiciary Increases Confidence in the Justice System

The UK’s House of Lords Constitution Committee published its report on Judicial Appointments and concluded that a more diverse judiciary would improve public trust and confidence in the justice system.

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U.K.: Linkslaters Lawyer Awarded BSN Honor

Linklaters capital markets lawyer Paulette Mastin was named Diversity Champion 2011 at the Black Solicitors Network’s (BSN) UK Diversity Legal Awards.

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Video | U.K.: London Struggles to Control Riots

A wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities, as authorities struggled to contain the country’s race riots.

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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.

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U.K.: Dawn Dixon Awarded the Eva Crawley Award

Dawn Dixon has received the Eva Crawley Award from the U.K’s Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) – its highest honour given for an outstanding contribution to the work of the Association and the advancement of women solicitors.

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Video | U.K.: Where Are All the Women and Ethnic Minority Law Firm Partners?

There are more U.K. women than men entering the legal market and ethnic minorities are over-represented within the English legal profession. So, why are there so few women or ethnic minority partners in law firms?

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United Kingdom Profile: Black Solicitors Network

The Black Solicitors Network (BSN) was developed from the vision of four African-Caribbean solicitors in 1995. It was formally launched in 2003 as a recognized special-interest group of the Law Society of England and Wales.

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