Skip to main content

Racial Bias and the Bench – Report launch

In 2020 the Lord Chief Justice launched the Judicial Diversity & Inclusion Strategy at a time of raised public concern about the treatment of Black and other ethnic minority people in the justice system. This report assesses the terms of the strategy and draws on findings from a new survey of legal professionals.

Researchers found a profound disparity between the conclusions of the 5-year strategy that the justice system is basically fair and that there has been progress in diversity and inclusion versus the widespread views and experiences of the legal professionals surveyed that racial bias plays a significant role in the justice system.

During this 90-minute session, we will share our findings and welcome feedback from the audience

Speakers include:

Keir Monteith KC – Garden Court Chambers; University of Manchester Simon Fellow

Professor Leslie Thomas KC – Garden Court Chambers; Gresham College

Professor Eithne Quinn – Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester

Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury – Presidential Fellow, Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester

Professor Andrea Dennis – John Byrd Martin Chair of Law, University of Georgia

Stephanie Needleman, Legal Director and Lawyer, JUSTICE

Full details and to book 


Event only:

Silk £0.00
+7 Years £0.00
-7 Years £0.00
Pupil £0.00
Non Member £0.00

Booking options

You need to login to book this event online.