Media

March 14, 2014

SRA ‘not racist’ but black solicitors treated harshly

The Independent newspaper published the article below on 14/03/2014. The body that investigates solicitors has been cleared of institutional racism despite an independent inquiry concluding that it disproportionately pursues black and minority ethnic (BME) lawyers for alleged wrongdoing. […]
March 13, 2014

Disproportionate representation of BME solicitors in SRA’s work “not caused by racism”

The Legal Futures website published the article below on 13/03/2014 The disproportionately high representation of black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) disciplinary work is caused by broader socio-economic factors around access […]
March 13, 2014

SRA focus too narrowly on regulating in the public interest

The Solicitors Journal published the following article on 13/03/2014 The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s narrow focus on regulating in the public interest has had a disproportionately adverse effect on BME firms, the author of a major review into allegations of […]
March 13, 2014

BME solicitors more harshly treated – but SRA cleared of racism

The Law Society Gazette published the following article on 13/03/2014 Black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors are disproportionately represented among those investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and receive harsher sanctions when convicted – but the regulator […]
March 13, 2014

Independent Comparative Case Review Published

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published the report of the Independent Comparative Case Review (ICCR), conducted by Professor Gus John. The report presents the results of case reviews and of a statistical analysis of SRA data. […]
February 15, 2014

Could you name a British black intellectual, now Stuart Hall has gone?

The Guardian newspaper published the article below on 15/02/2014 As a pioneer of cultural studies and coiner of the term “Thatcherism”,Prof Stuart Hall, who died this week, was in the truest sense a public intellectual. He was […]
February 10, 2014

Jamaican Cultural Theorist Stuart Hall Dies, Aged 82

JAMAICAN CULTURAL theorist Stuart Hall has died aged 82, according to reports. Hall, who grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, studied at Oxford and emerged as one of Britain’s leading sociologists. Last autumn, Hall was brought to the […]
November 9, 2013

Free schools failing on equalities, new research shows

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) has published new research that shows that free schools are failing to comply with statutory requirements on equality. The research appears soon after the recent Ofsted inspection of the Al-Madinah free school […]
November 6, 2013

Black No More… Whatever happened to Britain’s black community?

It’s a controversial question… and some might go even further and ask: is there such a thing as the Black community in Britain? The idea was raised at a BBC UK Black debate held on October 15th […]
November 6, 2013

Michael Gove is running Britain’s department for inequality

The political spat over free schools is diverting attention away from the fact that our most vulnerable children are being failed. Much has been made of the spat between deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and education secretary […]

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