12th June - Law News

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Today's Video Focus:  Sunday will mark the third anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy. (Subscribe: It's a particularly painful time to mark the date, as communities affected by the fire are unable to get together and mourn the 72 people who lost their lives. Some relatives of the dead also say that racism played a role in the tragedy and continues to be a factor in their recovery, and are asking why the ongoing Grenfell Inquiry isn't considering it.

Focus of the Day Article: The Inns of Court need to do more to promote social mobility, a barrister has said, after Lincoln’s Inn quoted £3,000 for hosting an event about diversity in the legal profession. Hashi Mohamed, a barrister at No5 Barristers’ Chambers, approached Lincoln’s Inn in November to host the launch of People Like Us, a book about his experience of arriving in Britain from Kenya as a child refugee and forging a career as a barrister. Lincoln’s Inn quoted £1,500 for room hire and estimated £1,500 for drinks and canapes for 100 guests. Full story - Law Society Gazette

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