George Floyd’s death has caused outrage around the world and exposed injustices and inequalities.
Mark Evans, Chair of the Wales committee of The Law Society and Jonathan Davies, Head of The Law Society Wales have reflected on the recent tragedy and how the legal profession in Wales might wish to use the current climate and mood of response to look inwardly at their culture and actions surround diversity and equality.
Racism has no place in our society
“As well as expressing sadness and sympathy it is vital we use this difficult time to reflect on the actions we must all take to tackle discrimination, as individuals, firms, businesses and communities.
“The Law Society and the solicitors’ profession strive to ensure access to justice, equality for all under the legal system and to promote the rule of law. Racism and all forms of discrimination and prejudice have no place in our justice system – or in any other aspect of society.
“It is vital we use this difficult time to reflect on the actions we must all take to tackle discrimination, as individuals, firms, businesses and communities.”
“We will continue to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, combat any instances of racism or prejudice in the sector and stand against injustice.
“Let us unequivocally add: Black Lives Matter!”
For a link to the Law Society toolkit for law firms: ‘Promoting BAME inclusivity in the workplace’, click here.