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Swindon Borough Council & anor v Mba - Race discrimination [2007] EAT

Mr Mba is a solicitor who is a black Nigerian. He came to England in 2001 and was admitted as a solicitor in January 2005. In June 2005 Swindon advertised for an assistant property lawyer post to work in its Department of "Law and Democratic Services". Mr Mba was the only applicant for the post but was not selected for it on the grounds of insufficient experience. The post was re-advertised. Four candidates were short listed and interviewed, three external, one of whom was black, and one internal. The internal candidate who was white was appointed.

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