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Stephen Lawrence family lawyer visits BSMHFT for Black History Month

Published: 16/10/2017

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, high profile human rights lawyer, Imran Khan, visited the Trust’s Uffculme Centre and spoke to over 100  staff, service users and their families about his work on Friday 13 October 2017.

Imran is one of the most highly regarded human rights lawyers in the UK. He has been involved in numerous high profile cases including representing the family of Stephen Lawrence, the reverberations of which are still felt today.

During the event, Mr Khan not only spoke about his work, but the importance of the Human Rights Act and how he has used the act to get justice for victims and their families when the right to protect and prevent the loss of life  has been violated.

The event featured a Q&A session that allowed guests to ask questions and share comments and observations. Up for discussion were a host of issues that negatively impact people from an ethnic minority background.

Our Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Brendan Hayes, hosted  the event and started a discussion on what our Trust is doing to improve employment opportunities and access to service for people of ethnic minority.

Imran Khan BHM Q&A
Imran Khan talks to audience at BHM Q&A