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Tan Ikram was appointed as a judge in 2003. He encourages organisations to build on the work they have been doing to encourage diversity in political appointments, and for BAME judges to act as positive role models for the profession.
Sundeep Bhatia, a criminal law practitioner, shares his experience of the judicial appointments procedure, offering invaluable advice for anyone considering making an application.
Elizabeth Cruickshank interviews Sara Aalamri, the first woman to be granted a licence to practise law in Saudi Arabia.
The proposed legal aid cuts pose a serious danger to BAME lawyers, but representative groups are doing all they can to prevent their implementation.
Getting your training contract: top tips
Diversity Access Scheme
CPD hours: 6
3 September, London In the current economic climate many practitioners are actively seeking to retrain in other practice areas. The Law Society has developed this one day introductory training session to help solicitors considering a career move into employment law.
CPD hours: 2
4 September, London This workshop will provide specific strategies needed for you to secure your desired role. It will help you uncover the skills that will assist you in driving forward your career and provide you with the tools to develop resilience to get you through.
Diversity and Inclusion Charter
The Law Society's flagship diversity initiative for the legal profession.