Lincoln Crawford OBE

Lincoln Crawford is a barrister at 12 King’s Bench Walk Chambers and specialises in Employment, Sports, Education and Public Law. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1997 and is also a part-time chairman of employment tribunals. Lincoln is a qualified mediator in higher education issues, is a trainer in advocacy and is a former member of the British Boxing Board of Control. He was called to the Bar in 1977 and is also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Bar.  In 1998 he was awarded an OBE and in 1999 he was awarded an honorary degree - Doctor of Laws from Brunel University.

His public and voluntary services include Vice-Chairman of the Access to the Bar Committeeand participation in numerous TV and radio programmes. His major legal inquiries involved inner city disturbances and disadvantage in employment since the 1980s - including the Scarman Inquiry (1981), Handsworth (1986) and the Inquiry into employment practices in the London Borough of Hackney (Crawford Report 1996). Lincoln has also conducted major inquiries into mental health and into the discrimination and exclusion of mentally-ill people. His area of practice is extensive and includes employment, race relations, education, mediation, Sports Law, arbitration, Public Law and disciplinary work, personal injuries and clinical and professional negligence. In 2001 he was part of a Government delegation to the World Conference on racism in South Africa. In 2007 he represented the UK and spoke on its behalf at the United Nations’ commemoration of the Abolition of the TransAntlantic Slave Trade.

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