Earlier this week a letter was published by a newspaper in Stoke which took issue with a suggestion by Atticus Solicitors’ Rob Holt that the N-word is frequently used on a local estate.
OccupyTheInns cautions against a “knee-jerk” reaction to a study that found ethnic minority students are at a disadvantage in the pupillage application process. As somebody who abhors discrimination in all its forms, I was extremely disappointed to read of the recent Bar Standards Board (BSB) study that suggests there is prejudice against students from black… Read more »
Newcastle University law student Joshua Cryer has been sentenced to a two-year community order for sending ‘grossly offensive’ Twitter messages to ex-footballer Stan Collymore. Having initially denied sending the tweets, claiming that his account had been hacked, Cryer (pictured) changed his plea and admitted his guilt at a hearing earlier this month. Sentencing him this… Read more »
A Manchester judge felt moved to criticise the recent behaviour of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez when sentencing a man who assaulted his partner last week. Graham Trelfa threw a TV remote in his partner’s eye, and then hurled her to the floor, after seeing Suarez refuse a handshake from Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. Stating that… Read more »