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Woman becomes UK’s first blind black barrister — Bristol Live

Wednesday, 2 November, 2022

Woman becomes UK’s first blind black barrister — Bristol Live

A woman has become Britain's first blind and Black barrister. Jessikah Inaba, 23, qualified last week after studying for five years at university in London.

She completed her entire course using Braille and credits her friends and tutors for helping to fill in the gaps. Jessikah, known as Jess, has now joined the Bar - as the nation's first blind and black barrister.

None of the UK's many legal organisations contacted - including the four Inns of Court, the Bar Council and the Bar Standards Board - could find another example. And Jess, from Camden, north London, said: "It's been crazy - I still can't really believe I've done it. One day I'll wake up and realise how amazing this is.

Read more at: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/real-life/woman-becomes-uks-first-blind-7763355

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