I fought the Law and I won, a Black Judge speaks

Thursday 2 September 2021

Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the society of Black Lawyers speaks on race, law, and his recent legal action against the judiciary


A rare chance to hear a Black judge speak on racial discrimination within the legal system, the George Floyd effect and how to fight and win against the odds. Plus Q&A.

‘The first judge to sue the senior judiciary for alleged race discrimination has settled a claim with the Ministry of Justice for an undisclosed sum.Peter Herbert, 64, who sat as a part-time crown court judge, sued for discrimination, victimisation and harassment after being disciplined for a speech he gave at a rally in London in 2015. His case was to be heard at an employment tribunal in Leeds next week, but the ministry settled the claim. Details are confidential and no admission of liability was made.Herbert, also an immigration judge, took early retirement a year ago. He told The Times: “This settlement allows me to walk away with my reputation and dignity intact.” He was initially disciplined after he gave a speech

Extract from Times newspaper July 2nd 2021 by Catherine Baksi https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/payout-for-former-judge-peter-herbert-in-race-discrimination-claim-5zltptqsp

This event is organised by Black History Walks in conjunction with the Sarah Parker Remond Centre at U.C.L.

This is an online talk at 6.30pm UK time and will be delivered via Zoom. The Zoom confirmation and link will be sent to the email address you register with please check your JUNK MAIL

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