Liverpool Law Society echoes the statement made by the office holders of the Law Society on 4 June 2020 which said ‘Racism has no place in our society’ and continued:
“George Floyd’s death has caused outrage around the world and exposed injustices and inequalities.
“As well as expressing sadness and sympathy it is vital we use this difficult time to reflect on the actions we must all take to tackle discrimination, as individuals, firms, businesses and communities.
“The Law Society and the solicitors’ profession strive to ensure access to justice, equality for all under the legal system and to promote the rule of law. Racism and all forms of discrimination and prejudice have no place in our justice system – or in any other aspect of society.
“We will continue to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, combat any instances of racism or prejudice in the sector and stand against injustice.
“Let us unequivocally add: Black Lives Matter!”
Simon Davis, Law Society of England and Wales president, David Greene, Law Society vice president, I. Stephanie Boyce, Law Society deputy vice president and Paul Tennant, Law Society chief executive.
As a local Law Society, we too reject all types of racism and inequality. Liverpool Law Society’s vision is to be a modern, inclusive, professional organisation to represent, support and promote the practice of law in the Liverpool City Region.
Respect, promoting community and integrity are our values which continue to be central to our work and services to, for and by the local legal sector. Every leader in law, every professional, every member of society has a role to play in eradicating racism, calling out discrimination and educating against prejudice.
Liverpool Law Society will continue to galvanise momentum brought about through tragedy, aided by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to ensure progress is made and action is taken.
Black Lives Matter.