Let’s talk about race. Forget the guilt and take action. Bias is implicit and often unconscious. It takes great courage to change the system. It benefits us all. By Leslie Thomas QC, Gresham Professor of Law
By Hashi Mohamed
Profile Books (January 2020), ISBN 978-1788161121, Hardcover (320 pages)
Reviewed by Malvika Jaganmohan
Is it really true that COVID-19 is the virus that does not discriminate? Glenn Parsons investigates
With mini pupillages and other work experience cancelled, Zeenat Islam explains how Learning for Lawyers – REDEFINED is helping to unlock the law for those struggling to access opportunities
Time for a change of tone on race equality? Why the Bar should organise as part of the anti-racist movement sweeping through the professions.
By Sara Ibrahim
The planning law barrister, best-selling author, broadcaster and former child refugee on the vexed questions: What does it take to make it to the Bar? What does changing the way you speak say about your character? Is meritocracy a myth that hurts the most disadvantaged?
By Hashi Mohamed
Time to rethink the Bar’s approach to diversity and inclusion? To ensure that difference makes a difference, we must get to the root of the problem and commit to structural change – Zeenat Islam shares her thoughts
Comfortable talking about race? How does racism show up in chambers? Raggi Kotak shares her views, hopes and suggestions for change
An update by Rachel Cooper of Coram Chambers
There is still time to submit your entries for the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022, with entries closing on Friday 26 November!
Leading alcohol testing provider AlphaBiolabs is now offering SmartMobile™, a new and highly innovative portable breath alcohol testing device with a built-in camera for personal identification, as well as optional GPS tracking capabilities.
Like it or loathe it, admin is a part of work and life but it can start to dominate and feel a burden. Here is a checklist of tips to help you feel calm about your inbox, from the virtual assistants who keep barristers organised
Upskilling courts with a more forensic approach to domestic abuse, Professor Monckton-Smith talks to Laurence Cooper about her groundbreaking research, identifying patterns of coercive control and use of the homicide timeline
In a rare interview, Lord Pannick QC, the barrister at the centre of some of the most critical legal debates this country has seen, reflects on his own role in the theatre of law, celebrates the art of persuasion and discusses his upcoming Hamlyn Lectures. Interview by Anthony Inglese CB
Dropping hearings into Zoom is not the end game, writes Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Racial disparity and racism can impact experiences in the courtroom; Abimbola Johnson has some constructive solutions on how we can effectively challenge it