It is hugely disappointing to hear of Alexandra Wilson’s experience at court yesterday. Such incidents need to be confined to history. Alexandra is an outstanding young barrister and we are extremely proud of her commitment in raising awareness of the challenges that BAME professionals face. As with all those practicing in the courts she should be able to do so without barriers and prejudice. We welcome the intervention of Kevin Sadler, CEO of the HM Courts Service, including his comments against this sort of discrimination as well as his intention to investigate what happened on this occasion.

The Law Society Gazette and the Guardian have both commented on the incident.