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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 January 2018 Newsletter

Happy New Year! 2018 is set to be an eventful year for BSN, but before we roll out our exciting pipeline of events so far, we wanted to share with you a few highlights from 2017. We launched the 2017 edition of BSN’s Diversity League Table: 10-year Study (DLT2017). Sponsored by The Law Society, the…

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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…

201712.22
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Dr Leslie Thomas QC wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Leslie Thomas QC wins Lifetime Achievement Award at BSN’s UK Diversity Legal Awards 2017 The eagerly awaited 8th Annual UK Diversity Legal Awards took place on Tuesday 28 November at the prestigious Grange St Paul’s Hotel. These are the only industry awards which focus solely on recognising and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across…

201711.01
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The Lawyer: Musonda Kapotwe – BSN City Group

Black History Month: “Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance” 31 October 2017 00:02 As Black History Month comes to a close, discussions are focusing again on the obstacles which stall black and ethnic minority (BAME) lawyers at mid-ranking levels in private practice and in-house. The 2017 Diversity League Table…

201710.26
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The Lawyer: Paul McFarlane – BSN Director

Black History Month: “To make it to the top you need to be resilient and fearless” 23 October 2017 00:01 For me Black History Month is chance for everyone to reflect on the achievements black people have made to this country. It is also a chance to look at what more needs to be done to…

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The Lawyer: Paulette Mastin and BSN’s DLT 2017

Black History Month: Report reveals “worrying” barrier to partnership for women and BMEs 13 October 2017 09:00 Linklaters corporate counsel Paulette Mastin has spent her entire career at the magic circle firm and has acted as chair of the Black Solicitor’s Network (BSN) City Group since 2008. Paulette Mastin Here, she comments on the main results…

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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…