Black women leaders at the Bar

Barristers Natasha Shotunde, Elaine Banton and Barbara Mills KC in conversation with the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Policy Analyst Mariam Diaby for Black History Month.

Building meaningful connections at the Black Counsel Forum

This Autumn the Black Counsel Forum is back, building on the success of last year’s event. Lewitt Nurse explains what’s in store and picks out some highlights from BCF 2022.

The origins of Black History Month

In a blog for the Bar Council Judge Munonyedi explains how Black History Month started.

10,000 Black Interns scheme has been a "defining moment" in my legal career

Khaliq Martin is the winner of the Bar internship blog competition

Reflections on key Black figures in Britain’s history

A guest blog by First Tier Tribunal Judge Munonyedi for Black History Month

Black History Month spotlight: Diversity on the Midland Circuit

Karen Kabweru-Namulemu, Midland Circuit rep on the Bar Council’s Race Working Group, writes about local initiatives to improve racial diversity and access to the Bar in the Midlands.

Guest blog: On the front line with Black Protest Legal Support UK

Yvonne Kramo, Black Protest Legal Support UK (BPLS) committee member, writes on how hundreds of BPLS legal observers have been assisting Black Lives Matter protestors

Black History Month blog: How we benefit from bringing Black History Month into the workplace

Abimbola Johnson, barrister at 25 Bedford Row, discusses why it is important for non-black members of the profession to consider how they view Black History Month, particularly if their workplace and social circle is not particularly diverse.

Black History Month blog: It is about inclusion and belonging

Karen Safo, barrister at law and human rights activist, discusses what becoming a barrister is about.