• 19/06/2020

Manchester Law Society is saddened and outraged by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all those who have suffered from systemic racism, injustice, and violence.

Manchester Law Society stands in solidarity with Manchester’s BAME community as well as communities suffering around the world. We recognise that racial injustice is not an issue unique to the US but it is a reality for people across the world, including in the UK and specifically in Manchester.

Having established an ED&I committee in the last 12 months in order to consider diversity and inclusion in all of its forms, Manchester Law Society has already moved to make sure that this important issue rightfully takes a prominent role in all of our thinking.  However, recent events reinforce the fact that society has a whole has a lot more work to do and, with this in mind, we are committed to looking at further structural change within Manchester Law Society in order to ensure that equality is at the heart of our organisation.

In the fight against injustice and inequality this is just the beginning and there is much more work to be done.

As an organisation, we know we have an important role to play in addressing systemic racism. It is not simply the responsibility of people from minority groups to create a fairer society. Instead, it is incumbent on us all, regardless of ethnicity, to drive change.

We have been a voice for our members and community since 1838 and now more than ever we will use our voice to help bring about change.