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BME solicitors more harshly treated – but SRA cleared of racism

PUBLISHED March 13, 2014

Black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors are disproportionately represented among those investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and receive harsher sanctions when convicted - but the regulator is not institutionally racist, an independent study published today has found. 

The 237-page report by Professor Gus John finds evidence of disproportionality at three stages of the regulatory process.

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