SRA on defensive in intervention race row
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has today (16 October) been forced to defend itself against accusations of racial discrimination, as it emerges that black and Muslim lawyers are considering launching a breakaway watchdog. The SRA has been dragged into the politically-sensitive row after the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML) and the Society of Black Lawyers unearthed figures claiming that 63% of the SRA's misconduct investigations last year came against solicitors from ethnic minority backgrounds.
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