What say Barristers about 'Black Lives Matter' and what if anything can Gray’s Inn do to help?
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This video will be available to view until 1 November 2020.
- Anesta Weekes QC (Moderator)
Appointed Queens Counsel and Recorder in 1999; Practice in serious crime and corruption; known for her appellant work particularly Privy Council appeals; Counsel to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry; Past Master of Advocacy for Grays Inn.
- Kim Hollis QC
Director of Public Prosecutions of British Virgin Islands 2016-December 2019, Chair and Vice Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee of the General Council of the Bar for 12 years and when appointed Queens Counsel in 2002 was the first female Asian Silk to be appointed.
- Sa’ad Hossain QC
A commercial silk, and member of One Essex Court, with a varied practice covering High Court commercial litigation and international arbitration, often involving energy disputes and shareholder actions. He is also the co-chair of the Bar Council's Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee, alongside Elaine Banton.
- Ijeoma Omambala QC
Has recently taken silk after a successful career as a leading senior junior specialising in employment, equality, regulatory and public law. She is an accredited mediator and sits as a legally qualified chair of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Ijeoma is an experienced and highly regarded advocacy trainer who has worked in the UK and internationally. She is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn and has just started her term as Master of Outreach.
- Gelaga King
Practices in the UK and in Sierra Leone. He was appointed as a Fee-Paid Judge in 2000 and served for many years on the Bar Council’s Race Relations Committee and was later a vice-chair of its Equality and Diversity Committee and is a vice-chair of the UK Sierra Leone Pro Bono Network. He was a founder member of the African Caribbean and Asian Lawyers group which had a significant impact in assisting BAME students to enter and remain in the Legal Profession and was a member of the Joint Working Party on Equal Opportunities in Judicial Appointments and Silk in 2002.
- Fitzrene Headley
Called to the Bar at Grays Inn in 2011. She is a specialist in Matrimonial Finance and practices at QEB Chambers of Tim Amos QC. She also works closely with the Education Department at Gray’s as an Ethics Trainer and Moot Trainer.
- Kwame Boateng Sekyere
A BPTC student at City Law School, the current recipient of the Shakespeare Memorial Trust Scholarship and previous recipient of the Anne Ebsworth Scholarship. He also works with secondary school students in Croydon to help them develop the skills required to reach the BPTC and has carried out academic and professional research on discrimination in the criminal justice system.
The webinar will be run via Zoom.
CPD: This event could contribute to the annual CPD requirement for established practitioners (view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD)
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