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Black Attorneys Call Out Racism as Law Firms Vow to Change

  • Some 84% of BAME lawyers experience implicit racism, exclusion
  • Seventeen firms sign pledge to tackle racism, boost diversity
Abimbola Johnson.
Abimbola Johnson.Source: 25 Bedford Row
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Black lawyers in Britain are speaking out about their experiences working in the U.K.’s justice system as the profession vows to confront the historic racism within their industry.

“As a Black or ethnic-minority lawyer, you are never too far away from reminders that the firm and the industry were not designed for people like you to rise to the top,” said Roy Appiah, a senior associate at Clifford Chance.