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Legal profession urged to hold up mirror that reflects society

Sharing a platform with Dame Laura Cox, the former High Court judge and Christina Blacklaws, president of the Law Society, Coleman urged delegates to recognise that "consumers don't just need or want legal information, they want access to quality advice from a profession that reflects the society it serves."

Contributor: Jemima Coleman | Published: 7 July 2019

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Landmark decision on meaning of “unfavourable treatment” 

In Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension & Assurance Scheme and Swansea University the Supreme Court has provided useful confirmation on the meaning of "unfavourable treatment" under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 ("the Act"). The appeal on behalf of the University and the Trustees of its pension scheme was defended.

Contributor: Matthew Smith | Published: 29 December 2018

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Beating the scourge of human trafficking 

We are justifiably encouraged to stay on the look-out for tell-tale signs and alert the authorities if we think something suspicious is going on. We have become conditioned to this state of affairs and accept it as another part of our civic duty, an obligation we owe to other members of our society in the interests of us all.

Contributor: Shan Saba | Published: 25 October 2018

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More must be done to attract people from lower socio-economic backgrounds into law

New report from the Bridge Group in collaboration with eight global law firms seeks to set in motion informed change. The research includes the analysis of data relating to over 2,800 early career professionals and interviews with current and former employees from eight leading UK law firms.

Contributor: Nicholas Miller | Published: 28 September 2018