Directory

BLD Power List

The BLD Power List is made up of influential/powerful individuals who are lawyers (whether now or in the past) of African, Asian, Caribbean and other minority ethnic ancestry.

THE LEGISLATURE AND THE EXECUTIVE

In this section you will find those who are of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry in the UK’s two Houses of Parliament (the House of Commons and the House of Lords).

THE JUDICIARY

In this section you will find information about current judges, including Tribunal Chairs who are of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry. There are currently no such judges in either the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court, the highest appellate court in the UK.

THE GROUPS

There are various black and minority ethnic (BME) legal groups and associations and in this section we feature some of the most senior members, particularly the Chairs and immediate past Chairs.

THE EDUCATORS

This section highlights Professors of Law, Associate Professors of Law and Academic Heads at various institutions.

THE BAR

This section contains information about Queen’s Counsel (or QCs as they are known), Heads of Chambers, Leading Juniors and Notable Barristers. QCs are barristers (and more recently, solicitors) who are theoretically appointed as one of the Queen’s advisors.

LEGAL HISTORY

In this section you will find information about those who have made legal history since the 1800s and who are of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

LEGAL EVES

This section features the women within Black Letter Law, many of whom have made history and/or cracked, if not broken, the glass ceiling.

IN-HOUSE

This section is sub-divided into two and covers employed senior lawyers working in legal capacities and representing the legal and other interests of their organisations which are not law firms or barristers’ chambers.

THE SOLICITORS

This section, sub-divided into three, contains information about those of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry, who are partners in the UK’s top 100 law firms, large US and other large international law firms with offices in the UK and those who are notable achievers working outside.