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The quest for regulatory equality: disproportionality in the regulation of Global Majority lawyers – where are we now and what comes next?

Following the success of our first event looking at this issue in November 2020, we are delighted to announce the second event in our series to look at the SRA’s updated data and consider some urgent questions

Wednesday 3 March 2021
16:00 - 17:30
London

Data published by the SRA in December 2020 shows that, in 2018/2019, solicitors from Global Majority backgrounds accounted for 26% of those named on concerns reported to the SRA, and 32% of the concerns taken forward to the investigation phase. This is despite making up only 18% of the practising population.

Following the success of our first event looking at this issue in November 2020, we are delighted to announce the second event in our series to look at the SRA’s updated data and consider some urgent questions:

  • What does this new data tell us about the progress made since the last review into this issue in 2014?
  • Is the data sufficient to answer key questions about the fairness of the SRA’s internal processes?
  • What steps can the SRA take to ensure that progress is made going forwards?
  • What steps can we, the profession, take to play our part?
Our expert panel, including Dave Neita (Chair), Professor Gus John, Jacqueline McKenzie, Angela Latta, Ranjit Sond, Gideon Habel and Emma Walker, will be looking closely at the SRA’s recently published statistics to assess where we are now and opening up discussion about what the profession, the SRA and other interest groups can do next to bring about meaningful change.

The R&D Team

Gideon Habel

Partner and head of regulatory and disciplinary department

Specialist regulatory and solicitors disciplinary lawyer.

Emma Walker

Associate solicitor

Facing an investigation? Specialist regulatory & disciplinary solicitor.