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From the president: Week beginning 25 March 2013

Week beginning: 25 March My activities this week have very much focused on our Council meeting on Wednesday, where we had some important issues to discuss. Helping the high street Top of the agenda was a debate focusing on helping the high street. We had a presentation setting out the many issues that our members…

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Links Lawyer Scoops Diversity Gong

5 December 2011 | By Vanessa Wozniak Linklaters capital markets lawyer Paulette Mastin is a leading light in the field of law firm ­diversity, devoting much of her time to championing the work of black lawyers in the City. And her work has not gone unnoticed. Last month she was named Diversity Champion 2011 at…

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The Human Element

21 June 2010 There is something a bit ritualistic about arriving at a law firm’s office. While the ubiquitous ­security checks can differ in their intensity, the lull between announcing your arrival and being met by your host is always ­pretty much the same – under cover of checking out the 24-hour news wall or admiring…

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Solicitors Regulation Authority Listens to BME Solicitors at Birmingham Event

Forty black and minority ethnic solicitors from the West Midlands attended a free event in Birmingham yesterday organised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and supported by the Black Solicitors Network. The event ‘Engaging with BME Solicitors’ featured presentations by SRA Chair Peter Williamson and Chief Executive Antony Townsend, and practical workshops for delegates on…

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Booming African economies offer lucrative opportunities for UK law firms

BSN City Group’s latest event “Africa Emerging Markets: Opportunities and Challenges” held on Monday 15th March made the legal press this week. The event featured industry, financial markets and legal specialists speaking on business and economic successes and challenges, prospects for investment growth and managing legal and regulatory risk when investing in Africa. This well…

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Diversity League Table 2009: The Results

Thompsons leads the pack, with Allen & Overy, Wedlake Bell and Arnold & Porter, all heading up key areas in the Diversity League Table 2009. In spite of the difficult economic climate, it is clear that diversity and equality of opportunity are still high on the agenda for some of the UK’s leading firms; with…

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Excellence Awards 2008 – nominations open

This year’s Law Society Excellence Awards are now open for nominations with new categories including client service, marketing and business development, and exporting legal services. Last year’s awards established the event as a prestigious date in the legal calendar, recognising and rewarding the most outstanding practitioners in the legal professions. Winning an award is a…

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Black and minority ethnic forum

The Law Society will also be launching a black and minority ethnic (BME) forum in July to address inequalities of pay for BME solicitors. The forum will provide the Law Society and BME groups with the opportunity to look at the issues highlighted by the survey more closely and present suggestions as to how to…