Tony S Purewal, a student at the University of Liverpool discusses whether the legal profession is truly diverse.
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.
On 4th February 2021, the Society of Asian Lawyers and Association of Muslim Lawyers jointly hosted an online event “Searching 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mental Health Day from the perspective of lawyer from an ethnic minority background. Click title to read more.
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.
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.
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.