Big firm reveals 23% pay gap between white and BAME staff – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 15th, 2020 in diversity, law firms, minorities, news, remuneration, reports by tracey

‘Listed firm DWF has published its ethnicity pay gap for the first time, admitting it is “not where it needs to be” in terms of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) representation at senior levels. According to the firm’s annual pay gap report, BAME employees and partners earn 23% less on average than their white colleagues. The combined ethnicity bonus gap is 22% in mean terms.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th December 2020

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UK should ban use of spit hoods and Tasers on children, says Unicef – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2020 in children, human rights, minorities, news, police, restraint, statistics, weapons by sally

‘The use of Tasers and spit hoods on children should be banned in the UK, the global humanitarian organisation for children Unicef has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Young black males in London ’19 times more likely to be stopped and searched’ – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2020 in London, minorities, news, police, reports, statistics, stop and search, young persons by tracey

‘Young black males in London were 19 times more likely to be stopped and searched than the general population, a study of official data shows.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2020

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Ministers urged to end delay on law curbing restraint on mental health patients – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2020 in bills, delay, hospitals, mental health, minorities, news, restraint by sally

‘Ministers are being urged to finally implement legislation restricting the use of dangerous restraint practices against patients in mental health units two years after it was passed.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2020

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We need to talk about race: a mid-term report – Counsel

Posted November 19th, 2020 in barristers, diversity, minorities, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘Microaggressions in court and everyday racism: what white colleagues don’t have to put up with and a 10-step plan for improving diversity and inclusion. By Professor Leslie Thomas QC.’

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Counsel, November 2020

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MPs call for review of age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2020 in children, criminal responsibility, minorities, news, young persons, youth courts by tracey

‘Conservative and Labour MPs have asked the government to consider raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 in England and Wales and to explain why a disproportionate number of children in custody are from a minority ethnic (BAME) background.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2020

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MPs demand explanation for disproportionate numbers of Black teens in custody – The Independent

‘A parliamentary committee is demanding an explanation from ministers for the “disproportionate” incarceration of Black and minority ethnic (Bame) teenagers, after a report found they make up more than half of inmates youth custody.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2020

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New BSB research on income at the Bar by gender and ethnicity – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 5th, 2020 in barristers, gender, minorities, news, remuneration, reports, statistics by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published a new report analysing its data on barristers’ income by gender and ethnicity. It shows that female barristers are likely to earn less than male barristers and that those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups are likely to earn less than White barristers. This holds true when looking at the income of barristers practising within the same area of law, within the same parts of the country, and amongst those with similar seniority in terms of how long they have been practising.’

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Bar Standards Board, 5th November 2020

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Covid: Watchdog probes racial inequalities in healthcare – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2020 in coronavirus, equality, health, minorities, news by tracey

‘An inquiry is under way into why lower-paid health and social care workers from ethnic minorities are at greater risk from coronavirus.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2020

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Structural racism led to worse Covid impact on BAME groups – report – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2020 in coronavirus, equality, minorities, news, racism, reports by sally

‘Structural racism led to the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, a review by Doreen Lawrence has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2020

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Police spying inquiry to examine targeting of UK black justice groups – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2020 in bereavement, inquiries, minorities, news, police, race discrimination, racism, spying by sally

‘A public inquiry into undercover policing is poised to reveal details of how police repeatedly spied on black justice groups, including several run by grieving families whose relatives were killed by police or died in custody.’

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The Guardian, 28th October 2020

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UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2020 in bias, computer programs, internet, minorities, news, passports, photography by tracey

‘Women with darker skin are more than twice as likely to be told their photos fail UK passport rules when they submit them online than lighter-skinned men, according to a BBC investigation.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2020

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Investigation launched after black barrister mistaken for defendant – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 24th, 2020 in barristers, courts, diversity, HM Courts Service, minorities, news by sally

‘The chief executive of HM Courts & Tribunals Service has begun an urgent investigation into how a black barrister was repeatedly mistaken for a defendant in court yesterday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th September 2020

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For Black Lives To Matter In The UK, Our Deportation Laws Need Reform – Each Other

Posted September 22nd, 2020 in deportation, detention, human rights, minorities, news, race discrimination, sentencing by sally

‘Black Lives Matter. This was the refrain heard throughout this summer’s protests seeking to condemn and draw attention to disproportionate black deaths in both American and British state custody.’

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Each Other, 21st September 2020

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Diversity of criminal bar at risk as junior barristers forced to quit – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, criminal justice, diversity, minorities, news, pupillage by sally

‘Junior barristers and pupils from underrepresented backgrounds are dropping out of the profession at an alarming rate, threatening the diversity of the criminal bar, the anonymous blogger and author known as Secret Barrister has warned.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2020

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Policing Our Privacy – Where Does the Law Lie? – 39 Essex Chambers

‘Last Tuesday the Court of Appeal (Sir Terence Etherton MR, Dame Victoria Sharp PQBD and Singh LJ) allowed the appeal of the civil liberties campaigner, Edward Bridges, against the decision of the Divisional Court which had dismissed his claim for judicial review of South Wales Police Force’s use of live automated facial recognition technology (“AFR”).’

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39 Essex Chambers, 17th August 2020

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‘It Wasn’t A Choice For Me’: The Gypsy, Roma And Traveller Campaigners Fighting Prejudice – Each Other

Posted July 30th, 2020 in children, minorities, news, racism, school exclusions, travellers by sally

‘“I was just sick of there being so many low expectations about Travellers,” said former teaching assistant Lisa Smith, on what set her on her path to campaign for the rights of the UK’s Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children.’

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Each Other, 29th July 2020

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Met Police ‘four times more likely’ to use force on black people – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2020 in London, minorities, news, police, restraint, statistics by sally

‘Metropolitan Police officers are four times more likely to use force against black people compared with the white population, new figures have suggested.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2020

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Met uses software that can be deployed to see if ethnic groups ‘specialise’ in areas of crime – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2020 in computer programs, London, minorities, news, police by sally

‘Origins software produced by Trevor Phillips’s firm allows users to profile suspects, says company.

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The Guardian, 27th July 2020

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Police in England and Wales ‘twice as likely’ to fine young BAME men during lockdown – The Guardian

‘Police were twice as likely to fine young black and Asian men under the lockdown rules than their white counterparts, according to new figures that underline concerns about racial bias in policing.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2020

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