What an honour to participate in the main symposium of the UK country visit of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent organised by fellow barrister and UN Fellow Priscellia Robinson on Saturday 21st January 2023.
Over the course of the afternoon and evening, Ms Barbara Reynolds and her UN colleagues listened to heartfelt evidence and testimony from a wide range of Black British voices, spanning civil society, on issues concerning education, health, housing, the environment, data, culture, youth, criminal justice and more.
The symposium, held at the University of West London, was just one of a series of events the working group is holding as part of its UK visit.
The unconditional love and support of female friends is priceless.
Diane Abbott MP and Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP continue to have my back – in good times and in bad times, in public and in private.
Love these women!
It was a real honour to meet the Reverend Al Sharpton for breakfast in New York whilst on a recent trip to New York and Washington. He was absolutely charming.
This morning I was heartbroken to attend – via livestream – the funeral of Ken Rogers, former Head of Chambers at the former Invictus Chambers.
Ken changed the course of my life forever. After having had my first pupillage offer withdrawn in 2013 and then the second chambers I was supposed to undertake pupillage with collapsing in 2017, Ken kept my dream of going to the Bar alive by taking me in at Invictus Chambers in 2018. Continue reading “Thank you, Ken Rogers”
So, the time has arrived. After a long and dramatic journey to get here, I am now a “second six” pupil barrister authorised to represent clients (under the supervision of my Pupil Master Ian Beeby). Continue reading “On My Feet”