• Race to the Top – 21.09.2020

    Race discrimination still exists in the legal profession. Society of Asian Lawyers exists to help members realise their goals and break glass ceilings. We want to know your experiences and what your Chambers/Firms/Employers are doing to address these. We will run a series of online anonymised polls on zoom to understand what prejudices you may have faced in your career.

  • Personal Reflections on New Initiatives to Address Diversity and Inclusion at Coutts

    Alex Liddle, Managing Director at Coutts, shares some of his own thoughts on the initiatives introduced by the wealth manager and private bank to improve inclusion, diversity and equality. Many of these initiatives might be appropriate for law firms. Of particular interest is the top down / bottom up approach adopted and the bank’s commitment to psychological safety in the workplace, and how these have worked in practice.

  • Breaking Racial Stereotypes

    Raffia Arshad becomes the first hijab wearing Deputy District Judge in the UK. Najia Robbani explores some of the step Judge Arshad took to break racial stereotypes.

  • In Defence of Jury Trials – a Joint Statement

    In Defence of Jury Trials – a Joint Statement with Young Legal Aid Lawyers, Black Protest Legal Support, Young Barristers Committee, Black Barristers’ Network, Society of Black Lawyers and BAME Lawyers 4 Justice.