Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Are Regulators Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Logan Cornett, Elaine Cumming, Fiona McLeay, Trent Wallace, Eddie Cubillo.


We are all aware that racism, unconscious bias and discrimination exist in our societies, and the consequences can be seen in our legal and justice systems. This raises important questions for us as regulators. Are we seeing the diversity challenges in wider society and the legal sector coming through in our processes? Why are some groups over-represented in our enforcement work? What’s our role in leading change in our sector and how can be sure our work is truly free from bias and discrimination?


  • Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs, Solicitors Regulation Authority


  • Logan Cornett, Director of Research, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System
  • Elaine Cumming, Professional Responsibility Counsel, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Fiona McLeay, Commissioner, Legal Services Board and Commissioner, Victoria
  • Trent Wallace, First Nations Advisor, Ashurst
  • Eddie Cubillo, Associate Dean (Indigenous Programs), Co-Director, Indigenous Law & Justice Hub, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne