Sussex law firms unite to show support for Black Lives Matter and a commitment to challenge racism.
Human rights are basic rights that belong to all of us simply because we are human. They embody key values in our society such as fairness, dignity, equality and respect. They are an important means of protection for us all. We need to stamp out prejudice and build diverse and supportive cultures of respect and fairness for all.
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 any other aspect of society.
We support the Law Society’s unequivocal commitment that Black Lives Matter. We, as a law firm operating in Sussex, recognise the importance of challenging racism in all its forms in our organisations and communities. Whilst we strive to do this, we know that we can do more and believe the Law Society’s commitment and statement is the impetus for us all to do this now.