Is the legal profession truly diverse?

Tony S Purewal, a student at the University of Liverpool discusses whether the legal profession is truly diverse.

Standing Up For Women in the Legal Profession.

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge. SAL celebrated with two remarkable Asian female lawyers: Director of Government Legal Department Mel Nebhrajani and the Law Society President-Elect taking office in 2022, Lubna Shuja.

Searching for Justice – How can we help those who have been failed by the state?

On 4th February 2021, the Society of Asian Lawyers and Association of Muslim Lawyers jointly hosted an online event ‚ÄúSearching for Justice”. The event sought to shine a light on family justice campaigns and why they are necessary and how we can all get involved.

Effective Leadership for Lawyers – a review

WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE LEADER? In January 2021, SAL teamed up with Associated of Asian Women Lawyers (AAWL) to bring our members an online event exploring effective leadership avenues for lawyers.

Institutional racism laid bare: the fight for Justice for Shukri continues

The body of 12 year old Shukri Abdi was found in the River Irwell in Bury, in June 2019. A group of children were with her at the river before she died. The case is shrouded with allegations of bullying at school and police failings. Attiq Malik explores the issue of institutional racism.

Racial Discrimination & Mental Health – 25.11.20 – A Review

At this event, held in collaboration with the SRA, we explored how racial discrimination in the workplace can impact one’s mental health. We also discussed coping strategies. Read more here.

World Mental Health Day 2020 – a BAME perspective

Mental Health Day from the perspective of lawyer from an ethnic minority background. Click title to read more.

Honour Killing – an update

Honour killing and honour violence remain devastating issues in Asian and Minority Communities in the UK. Barrister, Lynne Townley looks at the true story of Banaz Mahmoud (recently dramatised by ITV) who was killed by her own family to restore their honour. Click the title to read more.

Do black lives matter in the employment justice system?

Mukhtiar Singh, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, argues that public confidence can be increased in the employment justice system if tribunal judges were antiracist. Click the title to read more.

Advocating a New Way of Working

Trevor Sterling encourages us to look at a new way of working in the new normality, thinking about “conscious unbias” instead of “unconscious bias”. Pls click the title to read more.