Is 'BAME' problematic?

In this podcast from our Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division to mark Black History Month, we’re joined by a panel of speakers to discuss the acronym 'BAME' (black, Asian, minority ethnic).

Sarah Alonge, diversity and inclusion adviser at the Law Society, explores the term with the panel.

Their discussion covers the issues with grouping together races, people and communities and how this can inhibit addressing the personalised challenges within the profession and beyond.


Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin is the principal of Austins Solicitors, a Lexcel-accredited firm based in Chiswick and represents the Women’s Lawyers Division on the Law Society Council.

Inez Brown

Inez is a partner of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Medical Accident Group. She became Birmingham Law Society’s first black president in July 2020.

Sam De Silva

Dr Sam De Silva is a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in the IT and outsourcing team.

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