5SAH Chambers have collaborated with Black Cultural Archives (BCA) in a series of video-podcasts called, Black Futures: The Legal Perspective, which gives a legal outlook on important topics in support of BCA. 

This video marks the third and final video in our series with BCA. In this video, The Mangrove Nine trial, Kevin Dent K.C leads a conversation with Chris May about the impact the trial had on the public and its lasting significance in British legal history.

Learn more about 5SAH’s legal perspective on the Mangrove Nine trial by watching the full video here, you can also find the video, along with other resources on the subject BCA's Learning resources page here.

From the BCA archives: Did you know that between January 1969 and July 1970, the police had raided the former Mangrove Restaurant in Notting Hill, twelves times? No evidence of illegal activity was found during these raids, but a protest march was held in August of that year, which led to nine arrests. You can learn more about the Mangrove Nine Campaign in BCA's Protest and Campaigns subject guide here.

Look out for our other videos in the BCA series and watch our Black Futures: The Legal Perspective series here.

Kevin is a highly persuasive advocate with a calm, measured, yet robust courtroom manner. He took silk in 2019, building upon his heavyweight practice in the fields of financial crime and serious crime. Kevin is ranked in the Legal 500 for his financial crime work.

Chris is a heavyweight criminal barrister instructed in some of the most serious, and often high profile criminal cases either as the leading junior or sole advocate. Chris is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for his criminal work. Chris is the head of the Criminal Prosecutions Team at 5SAH and he is the Senior of the Kent Bar Mess.