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JAC: Deputy District Judge 2018

The Judicial Appointments Commission’s (JAC) process to select candidates for the post of Deputy District Judge is due to launch on 1 March 2018. There are 303 vacancies across England and Wales. This presents an excellent opportunity for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives (who are Fellows) to apply for Deputy District Judge, which I…

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BSN News Update – January 2018

BSN reported in November 2017 that the Law Society intended to issue proceedings for a judicial review of the government’s decision to implement further cuts to payments made to solicitors doing criminal legal aid work. On the 25th January 2018, the Law Society issued proceedings. The further cut to criminal legal aid payments was implemented…

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Newsletter May 2017

​​​​NEWSLETTER MAY 2017​ Dear Colleague, We are delighted to share with you our pipeline of initiatives and events for the coming months.  We hope you will agree these present exciting opportunities to get involved with BSN’s unique platform of services which benefit its members and stakeholders alike. We appreciate and welcome your ongoing support for our work in…

201707.05
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Diversity League Table “The 10-year study”

               We were delighted to launch and release the findings of the 2017 edition of BSN’s Diversity League Table: 10-year Study (DLT2017) at a launch event hosted by Latham & Watkins on 19 June 2017. By way of background, BSN’s Diversity League Table (DLT) was first published in 2006 and is an…

SRA – Thematic Research into Career Progression
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SRA – Thematic Research into Career Progression

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is carrying out research into the career choices of Female and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic solicitors. We want to know what more can be done to improve the representation of Women and BAME solicitors in senior roles in law firms. We want to know what your firm is doing and…

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Creative Industries Federation – looking for board-ready individuals

The Creative Industries Federation unites the UK’s diverse arts and creative industries to secure the policies and funding needed to further Britain’s global success as a cultural powerhouse. If you are a board-ready individual and are interested in applying to join the board of CIF, please email: john@creativeindustriesfederation.com

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Review: UK Diversity Legal Awards 2016 & Dinner at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London – 22 November 2016

On a crisp November evening over 250 hundred guests representing a cross section of firms, chambers and legal industry bodies turned out in their finery to recognise and celebrate those seeking to promote diversity across the legal profession. These awards were presented by the BBC News presenter and correspondent, Reeta Chakrabarti. Now in their 7…