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   In the latest BLD Interviews, Debo Nwauzu interviews Ray Singh, the retired District Judge and the first ethnic minority judge on the Welsh bench. Ray answers questions about his first job as a taxi driver, the overt racism suffered as an immigrant in the UK in the 1960s and about being proud to be Welsh. Watch the full length interview.

 

Narind Singh

Debo Nwauzu interviews Narind Singh, Partner within the Financial Institutions Group of Magic Circle law firm, Clifford Chance. Narind speaks candidly about his career and whether he faced particular obstacles being both an ethnic minority and gay. Watch the full length interview. 

 

 

Sandie Okoro

Debo Nwauzu interviews Sandie Okoro, Global General Counsel at Barings Asset Management. Sandie answers questions about her career in law, how the role of the in-house lawyer has evolved and what she considers to be her professional high point. Watch the full length video

 

 

 

Black Letter Law 2011

Our flagship publication is the ground-breaking and inspirational annual Black Letter Law publication which showcases the achievements of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities, past and present. This publication is available to buy as a paperback, an ebook on Amazon (for use on Kindle Fire), Kobo, iBookstore and other well-known ebook retailers. Furthermore it is also online with its own dedicated Black Letter Law Publication website.

Learn about the history of the publication by watching the Black Letter Law Publication Story video.  For information about how to submit an entry in the publication, eligibility and the information we require, email us or submit our Black Letter Law Profile Form. For information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities, do see our Black Letter Law Media Pack and do contact us.

Diversity access and social mobility programmes targeted at school children, sixth formers, undergraduates, graduates and postgraduate students previously run by BLD are now run by BLD Foundation, our charitable arm registered with the Charity Commission under registration number 1148365. These programmes, known as the Legal Gateway Scheme provide access to an array of career and other development opportunities that includes mentoring, training workshops, debates, work placements, training videos, inspirational and other events delivered in partnership with schools and universities across the UK and sponsored by major law firms and Footsie 100 companies. Please see the BLD Foundation website for further information and the application process. 

 

 
"BLD is an excellent resource to use to find out about workshops and open days at law firms that will help you find that illusive training contract.  There is a great support network and mentor programme that really works.  The BLD is an invaluable organisation to improve diversity in the legal profession."
 
Christiana, LPC Graduate

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