Welcome to the BSN
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.
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.
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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- 28AprListen here! For this special episode of Talking Law, you’ll hear from Paulette Mastin, counsel in the Capital Markets practice at Linklaters in London, where she advises corporate trustees, other service providers and companies on...28Apr
Event recording now available | BSN Grassroots | Insiders: Life as a Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer | 16 AprilBSN Grassroots’ ‘Insider: Law Practice Areas’ series showcases legal professionals who have developed their practices across a range of areas, including crime, restructuring and insolvency, immigration and asylum, commercial litigation, family and banking and finance....
Event recording now available | BSN/Solicitors Regulation Authority Hot Topics: Upholding professional standards | 20 AprilJane Malcolm Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs and Sian Hughes Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager, discuss the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) recent report on diversity monitoring of people in their enforcement processes, “Upholding Professional...26AprBSN is delighted to offer a second summer legal internship this summer with leading professional services/consulting firm, Accenture. This opportunity is a four-week paid internship within Accenture’s legal function. Accenture Legal is home to experienced lawyers and legal professionals working in the...
- 21AprFollowing this successful event, we are sharing snippets of the advice given by our fantastic panellists: What is a tech lawyer? Fluid, dynamic and always changing Not narrowly defined Can be regulatory, can be implementary...15AprBSN is delighted to be collaborating with leading professional services/consulting firm, Accenture, to offer exciting opportunities to BSN student members to undertake a summer internship programme within its legal team! We invite our members who are aspirational legal professionals...
- 7AprDear members and colleagues You will have seen or heard about the Government commissioned report published on 31 March by the Commission for Race and Ethnic Disparities which was formed in response to the BLM...1Apr
BSN congratulates Stephanie Boyce as she takes up the role of President of the Law Society of England and WalesShare this news on LinkedIn Congratulations, Stephanie Boyce! As Stephanie takes up the role of President of the Law Society of England and Wales, the first of African Caribbean descent, the Black Solicitors Network wish...
- 26MarFollowing this successful event on 3 March 2021, we are sharing sharing snippets of the advice given by our fantastic panellists. Today we share Geofrey Banzi’s valuable and practical advice on preparing for a career...25MarBSN is proud to support the Halo Collective in its mission to build a future without hair discrimination. Race-based hair discrimination has been illegal in the UK since the Equality Act became law in 2010, and yet...
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