Welcome to the BSN

The Black Solicitors Network is the primary voice of black solicitors in England and Wales; committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion of black solicitors.

We are the leading body that represents the interests of the UK's existing and aspiring black solicitors. We have been doing this since 1995 and importantly now embrace people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.
 

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Who we are

As well as being a significant representative voice for BME solicitors, we are also one of the largest organisations of our type within the legal profession in England and Wales.

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BSN City Group

The BSN City Group is the City arm of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN).

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BSN North

The BSN North is the northern arm of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN).

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What we do

Working in partnership we create and deliver a range of initiatives which contribute to ensuring that our members are supported at all stages of their career and professional development.

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Membership

We are an inclusive, rather than exclusive organisation. Membership to the BSN is open to anyone who shares our values of fairness and inclusion, and who is willing to work with us towards creating an equal profession.

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Sponsors | Corporate Members

Shoosmiths
Lewis Silkin
Gowling WLG
Capsticks
Addleshaw Goddard
Trinity LLP
University of Salford
The University of Law
Clyde & Co
Taylor Wessing
Leigh Day
HFW
Crown Prosecution Service
BPP University
Herbert Smith Freehills
Latham & Watkins
Facebook
Norton Rose Fulbright
DAC Beachcroft
Accenture

Latest News

 

  • 14Sep

    BSN Newsletter – Autumn 2020

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    Dear Members,  After what has been a turbulent year so far, I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well.  There have been many challenges facing black and minority ethnic communities in...
    7Sep
    BSN shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award

    BSN shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award

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    We are excited to announce that BSN has been shortlisted for a prestigious Law Society Excellence Award – Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion!  This award showcases successful and innovative examples of best practice in the promotion of diversity,...
  • 6Sep

    BSN City Group – Connecting across the distances

    by AdminBSN  Comments (0)
    The BSN Junior Lawyers Group (JLG) was proud to be involved in BSN City Group’s ‘Connecting across the distances’ sessions over the summer. We recognise that many of our members have been personally affected by...
  • 13Jul

    Winmark Foundation – CLO Network scholarships

    by AdminBSN  Comments (0)
    BSN is delighted to partner with the Winmark Foundation in supporting three scholarship memberships of the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) network to our members who are in-house lawyers. CLO sits at the heart of Winmark’s...
  • 24Jun

    BSN City Group and JLG: Connecting across the distances

    by AdminBSN  Comments (0)
    Connecting across the distances is now more important than ever. While social distancing has affected BSN City Group’s programme of events for 2020, we are looking to organise events and webinars to support our members working remotely....
  • 21Jun
    Junior lawyers – SBA has got your back

    Junior lawyers – SBA has got your back

    by AdminBSN  Comments (0)
    Do you work closely with Junior Lawyers? If so, SBA – The Solicitors’ Charity needs your help in reaching those at the start of their careers. Please share this post with your colleagues. By now,...
    3Jun

    BSN’s Statement

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    The Black Solicitors Network is committed to justice and equality under the law for all people regardless of race, colour or creed.  We are horrified by the manner of the death of Mr George Floyd...

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Supporters

Shoosmiths
Lewis Silkin
Gowling WLG
Capsticks
Addleshaw Goddard
Trinity LLP
University of Salford
The University of Law
Clyde & Co
Taylor Wessing
Leigh Day
HFW
Crown Prosecution Service
BPP University
Herbert Smith Freehills
Latham & Watkins
Facebook
Norton Rose Fulbright
DAC Beachcroft
Judicial Appointments Commission
Bar Standards Board
Legal Service Board
The General Council of the Bar
Diversity League Table
Accenture
UK Diversity Legal Awards